Tag Archives: Belfry

Hearing on Silvertip Zone case in Red Lodge on Thursday, June 4 at 1:30pm

A hearing will be held on Thursday, June 4 in Red Lodge in the case of Martinell, et al,  v. Board of County Commissioners of Carbon County, et al. This is the suit filed by residents of the proposed Silvertip … Continue reading

Posted in Community Organization | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

The long history of oil drilling in Elk Basin explains why local zoning in Belfry is necessary

To understand the need for the proposed Silvertip Zoning District near Belfry, you need to know about the long history of oil exploration in the area. Local residents have a well-established, stable relationship with the oil industry that has lasted … Continue reading

Posted in Community Organization, Politics and History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Plan to attend public meetings in Belfry and Red Lodge this week. With new video

Yesterday landowners in the Silvertip Zone went before the County Commissioners to clarify their understanding of upcoming meetings and their expectations for the County Commissioners response to their zoning petition. It was a spirited back and forth, with County Commissioners … Continue reading

Posted in Community Organization, Politics and History | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Repost: A visit to the front in the war against rural America

Last week I took advantage of the beautiful Montana spring weather to drive over to Belfry. There I could see for myself the site of the well recently permitted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC). It … Continue reading

Posted in Community Organization, Politics and History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Billings Gazette Letter to the Editor: Pete Dronkers

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Billings Gazette on April 18. As the letter makes clear, ECA is just another company out to exploit oil reserves without concern for the impact they have on the local community. … Continue reading

Posted in Shared Letters and Posts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A collection of news and notes

Catching up on some items that have been sent to me and other things I’ve been meaning to post: Work has now started on the ECA well in Belfry. A local resident reports, ““I drove up there and sure enough … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A visit to the front in the war against rural America

Last week I took advantage of the beautiful Montana spring weather to drive over to Belfry. There I could see for myself the site of the well recently permitted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC). It … Continue reading

Posted in Community Organization, Politics and History, Fracking Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments