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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¬†step 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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Oil and gas: 10 lessons for 2015

2014 was a tumultuous year along the Beartooth Front. It began with our communities reeling from an announcement by Energy Corporation of America that the company planned to bring “a little bit of the Bakken” here, a quick drilling permit … Continue reading

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Guest post: The truth about the Silvertip Zone

by Bonnie Martinell I am a produce farmer and one of the landowners who are working with the County Commissioners to establish the Silvertip Zone in Belfry.¬† Our goal is to protect our health, safety, water, property rights and livelihoods. … 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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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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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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