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Oil prices continue to fall: why it is happening and what it means

Cheap gas The price of gas continues to fall. Three weeks ago I noted that gas was at $2.99 in Colum- bus and Red Lodge, and speculated on what falling oil prices might mean to oil drilling along the Beartooth … Continue reading

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Denton, Texas lawsuit: lessons for the Beartooth Front

You’ll recall that the voters of Denton, Texas passed a fracking ban on election day. The 59-41 victory was remarkable because it made Denton the first city in the largest oil and gas producing state in the country to pass … 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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Energy Corporation of America re-issued permit for Dean well site

A sharp-eyed reader spotted this in the November 5 Great Falls Tribune: In Stillwater County, a re-issued permit was approved for Energy Corporation of America to drill the Holman Morse 1-H,  a Lakota Formation well with an SHL (surface hole location) … Continue reading

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Lessons from Tuesday’s election

You may have focused on the top races for control of the Senate or governorships across the county, but oil and gas drilling was on the ballot too. Today I’ll catch you up on a few ballot measures that will … Continue reading

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Evidence of the “endless war” the oil and gas industry is fighting against local communities

Over the last several months we’ve looked at evidence that demonstrates how the oil and gas industry operates in secret to keep the public from understanding the dangers inherent in the Shale Revolution. As new technologies and techniques bring those risks closer … Continue reading

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Oil drilling and smoking: the precautionary priniciple

“Your throat protection against irritation against cough” Smoking and public health For those of you old enough to remember, learning to smoke used to be pretty much like learning to drive. It was just something you did as a teenager … Continue reading

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Outside corporate interests are trying to shift the balance of the Montana Supreme Court. What it means for oil drilling along the Beartooth Front.

A political action committee funded by corporate interests from outside Montana is trying to shift the balance of the Montana Supreme Court. The goal is to drive an agenda that endangers the property rights of local citizens, and their ability … Continue reading

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Energy Corporation of America is being sued for underpaying royalties to hundreds, possibly thousands, of land owners

It’s one thing when you have a poor record of compliance with regulations protecting land owners. It’s quite another when you are being sued by hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people who feel they are being cheated out of energy royalties … Continue reading

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Video: Carbon County Commissioners response to Silvertip Zone petition, 9/18/2014

Mr. Dockery is welcome to have an opinion about the way citizen initiated zoning should work or not work. If he and John Mork want to spend lots of money to go to the Montana Supreme Court to try to get them to agree to disenfranchise local land owners, they are welcome to do so. Continue reading

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