Tag Archives: Carbon County Commissioners

Unbelievable. Carbon County Commissioners defy will of majority to deny Silvertip Zone.

In a stunning reversal that ignored the will of the majority for the opinion of a small minority, the Carbon County Commissioners today withdrew their motion to accept the petitions to form the Silvertip Zone. The Commissioners had voted on … Continue reading

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Please attend: Carbon County Commissioners Meeting Thursday, January 15

The final┬ástep in the process of establishing the Silvertip Zone occurs this Thursday, January 15, at the next Carbon County Commissioners meeting. The meeting will be held at the County Administration Building at 17 West 11th Street in Red Lodge, … Continue reading

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Comparing legal points of view on the Silvertip Zone; why the petitioners prevailed

I encourage you to read these documents yourself. The truth is not the sole province of lawyers. The arguments on each side could not be more clear. Read them and see for yourself why the Commissioners sided with the petitioners. Continue reading

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Video from Carbon County Commissioners meeting, December 15, 2014

Here is the video from yesterday’s Carbon County Commissioners meeting. I’ll have some comments later, but here it is for those eager to see it.

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Exciting news from Carbon County: Commissioners move forward on Silvertip Zone; ECA vacates Belfry well (for now)

At a well-attended meeting in Red Lodge this morning, the Carbon County Commissioners voted to move forward to create Silvertip Zone in Belfry. The Commissioners agreed that the zone is “in the public interest and convenience for public health, safety … Continue reading

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Lawrence VanDyke resurfaces in Nevada, and reminder to attend key meetings this week

One more election follow up: Lawrence VanDyke, the Montana Solicitor General who opposed Montana Supreme Court Justice Mike Wheat in last month’s election, has left the state and resurfaced as the new Nevada Solicitor General. You’ll recall that VanDyke, who … Continue reading

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Your help needed: attend two important meetings next week; a chance to influence Carbon County Growth Policy

Here are three things you can do personally over the next week that will make a difference in Carbon County. Don’t pass on these — your involvement will make a difference. 1. Please attend: Commissioners response to Silvertip Zone petition … 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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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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Let’s not choose oil development over tourism in Carbon County

When Energy Corporation of America (ECA) presented at the Carbon County Commission meeting on September 8, Commissioner John Grewell asked (starting at 5:27), “Do you have any idea how much money your company’s put into the County’s funding through these … Continue reading

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