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Another oil and gas commission ignores citizen rights (with video)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission proposed an injection well in Sioux County to dispose of wastewater from oil exploration. This wasn’t wastewater from local oil activity. This was an out-of-state … Continue reading

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Good news from Carbon County. Silvertip landowners resubmit citizen initiated zoning petition to County Commissioners, plus Belfry well timeline

Exciting news today from Carbon County. The landowners in the Silvertip Zone resubmitted their petition to the County Commissioners to establish a citizen initiated zone in Belfry yesterday. Landowners had originally submitted a petition to the Commissioners on August 18, … Continue reading

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Alert! Energy Corporation of America plans to frack Belfry well

According to documents filed with the Montana Board of Oil and Gas (BOGC), Energy Corporation of America appears to be planning to hydraulically fracture the Hunt Creek   1-H well in Belfry. Here is a photo of the BOGC database … Continue reading

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Belfry well: new developments

Some interesting events have been taking place at the Hunt’s Creek 1-H well in Belfry over the last few days. Energy Corporation of America (ECA) has taken down the well structure at the site. They began dismantling the structure last week … Continue reading

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Action update: Illegal water use stopped at Belfry well site

Great news today from the Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC). Water stealing from the gravel pit at the well site in Belfry has been stopped by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The agency has informed the … Continue reading

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Action update: Tell the DNRC about ECA illegal water use in Belfry

This is an update to Monday’s post about activity at the ECA well in Belfry. Update Wednesday: Illegal water theft has been stopped! We told you that ECA is drawing water out of a gravel pit on a neighboring property, which is … Continue reading

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ECA is hard at work on the Belfry well, and — no surprise — they’re already “bringing the Bakken to the Beartooths”

Energy Corporation of America (ECA) began work last week on the well in Belfry recently permitted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC). A local resident reports, “They unloaded equipment on Wednesday and Thursday, and by Saturday we had a full city, including phone.”  … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation

The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) is not serving the needs of the people of the state and is in need of substantive reform. The current BOGC model may have worked better back in history when mineral extraction … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Bonnie Martinell

If you read this blog, by now you are aware that the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) approved the permit allowing Energy Corporation of America (ECA) to drill near Belfry. If you haven’t seen it, the Billings … Continue reading

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