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Billings Gazette Guest Opinion: Mary E Fitzpatrick

Good neighbor agreements take 2 sides Reprinted from the April 27, 2014 edition of the Billings Gazette by Mary E Fitzpatrick Thanks, Gazette editorial board (Getting along with Beartooth neighbors, April 3), for highlighting a solution that could resolve community … Continue reading

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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

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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

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NPRC mixer in Billings this Thursday evening

The Northern Plains Resource Council will hold a mixer Thursday evening February 13 to talk about efforts to prevent oil and gas development in the Beartooth Front. Called “For the Love of the Beartooths,” the mixer will be held at … Continue reading

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Missoulian: Environmental group sues Montana AG over ‘fracking’ documents

According to the February 1, 2014 Missoulian, the Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) has filed suit against Attorney General Tim Fox over Fox’s failure to disclose documents related to his support of a letter protesting federal efforts to regulate fracking. … Continue reading

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Billings Gazette: Letter to the Editor

This letter from Charles Sangmeister appeared in the Billings Gazette on Sunday, January 19, 2014. The Northern Plains Resource Council and Carbon County Resource Council have filed suit to block a decision by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas … Continue reading

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Act now to protect your water

If you are a landowner who depends on a private water supply, you should be paying attention to the current discussion regarding the expansion of drilling along the Beartooth Front. Acting now to protect your water and your rights can … Continue reading

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Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Beartooth fracking challenge could affect Shields Valley

Laura Lundquist of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle published an analysis today on the recent lawsuit filed against the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation. The article contends that the lawsuit could have broad applicability in Shields Valley and across … Continue reading

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NEWS RELEASE: Montana Board of Oil and Gas Sued for Shutting Out Public

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 CONTACTS: Deb Muth, Carbon County Resource Council Bonnie Martinell, Bridger organic farmer and producer Charles Sangmeister, Stillwater Protective Association Maggie Zaback or Larry Winlsow, Northern Plains staff The Northern Plains Resource Council and Carbon County Resource … Continue reading

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Comments on California SB4

After a year of wrangling and controversy, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB4 in September. Depending on who you believe, it is the most progressive anti-fracking law in the country, or a wolf in sheep’s clothing designed to promote oil … Continue reading

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