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Montana Petroleum Forum at the Elks in Red Lodge, January 30

On January 30 there will be a panel on issues regarding petroleum exploration and development in Montana, at the Elks Lodge in Red Lodge from 6-8pm. The panel, sponsored by The Elks, will present on geological studies in Carbon County, … Continue reading

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Railway safety a reason to delay drilling expansion along the Beartooth Front: Video

A report issued yesterday by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration shows that there is yet another reason Montana residents should be concerned about the proposed expansion of drilling along the Beartooth Front. According to the report, more … Continue reading

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Running on Fumes in North Dakota

I got a number of personal responses to my op ed in yesterday’s Gazette, many of them supportive, some not so much. Thanks to all who sent me supportive notes. The not-so-supportive ones tended to fall into three general categories: … Continue reading

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Billings Gazette: Guest Opinion by David Katz

The following op ed appeared in the January 13 Billings Gazette under my byline: Guest opinion: Citizens can make difference in Beartooth development  By DAVID KATZ A Jan. 3 guest opinion paints a gloomy picture of the inevitability of oil … Continue reading

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New study on fracking provides key lessons for local action

A newly released study on national attitudes toward fracking received a lot of coverage in the press, but newspapers don’t have the space or staff to go very deep into analysis. They reported only the top line information on the … Continue reading

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New Chamber of Commerce survey just propaganda

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is busy promoting their new “scientific” survey of Montana residents. The survey, conducted in October, shows that 59% of Montanans approve of fracking. It’s important to keep in mind that the Chamber is a political … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court protects local zoning rights against drilling

In a move that has potential for informing opposition to Beartooth Front drilling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted 4-2 yesterday to declare major provisions of the state’s Marcellus Shale drilling law, Act 13, unconstitutional. The key element of the decision … Continue reading

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New Study Links Fracking Water to Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

The oil and gas industry’s claim that there is no evidence linking hydraulic fracturing to negative impacts on human health is crumbling bit by bit as new scientific evidence comes in. Today we have new evidence that fracking waste water … Continue reading

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Montana Can Learn from Fracking Regulation in Other States

While the federal government has done almost nothing to regulate fracking and has deferred to individual states, we are beginning to see exemplary rules passed in other states, most notably Montana’s neighbors Wyoming and Colorado, that can guide Montana in … Continue reading

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An excellent letter

I saw this link posted on the No Fracking Facebook page, and wanted to pass it along. It’s a November 7 letter from Mary Johnson, who lives in Red Lodge but lived in North Dakota for 25 years and knows … Continue reading

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