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Congress is currently very busy doing absolutely nothing about regulating oil and gas

Congress is well paid by the oil and gas industry to do absolutely nothing to protect communities from insufficiently regulated oil and gas drilling. And that’s exactly what they’re busy doing — nothing. Of course, the process of doing nothing … Continue reading

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Why we can’t prove what we know is true about fracking and water contamination

Why can’t we pin down the relationship between fracking and water quality? The answer lies in government bureaucracy, industry stonewalling, the unwillingness of our elected representatives to protect us, and the rapid growth of the fracking industry. The bottom line … Continue reading

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Billings Gazette Editorial: Landowners deserve protection before drilling starts

Published January 29, 2015 Most Montanans support responsible energy development, valuing clean air, water and land as well as the oil and gas that powers our travel and heats our homes. Where we often disagree is on the definition of … Continue reading

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Canceled: Carbon County Growth Policy meeting Tuesday, November 25 in Red Lodge

NOTE: The meeting tonight has been postponed due to weather and lack of a quorum. It has been rescheduled for December 16. Here’s something concrete and specific you can do to protect your community from unregulated oil and gas development: … Continue reading

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More on water testing education, in person and online

Water testing seminar in Red Lodge Don’t forget to register for the water testing seminar in Red Lodge on Thursday, June 5, at the Carbon County Fairgrounds at 7:00 pm. The event is jointly sponsored by the Carbon County Resource Council and Montana State University Extension. You … Continue reading

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Don’t miss it — water testing seminar in Red Lodge, June 5 at 7pm

Many people ask what they can do to protect their property from potential oil drilling in the area. My response is always to do everything they can to make sure their water is protected. The single most important way to … Continue reading

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Report from the water testing seminar in Lewistown

A reader attended the water testing seminar in Lewistown last Wednesday and provided a detailed report of the proceedings. His report was an eye opener for me. My key takeaways: It is absolutely essential for landowners to do baseline water … Continue reading

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Act now to protect your water

If you are a landowner who depends on a private water supply, you should be paying attention to the current discussion regarding the expansion of drilling along the Beartooth Front. Acting now to protect your water and your rights can … Continue reading

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