Archive: October, 2013

Protesters line up against Beartooth Front drilling plans – Billings Gazette, Oct. 30, 2013

October 30, 2013 By Jan Falstad Nearly 1,300 people have signed an online petition protesting plans by a Denver energy company to develop up to 50 oil-and-gas wells around Roscoe and more wells in the Big Horn Basin of Montana and Wyoming. The Carbon County Resource Council, an affiliate of the Northern Plains Resource Council, has posted the names of people who oppose horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing along the Beartooth Front. “We actually heard about a week ago about someone asking for a permit...
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Press release: Beartooth Front residents don’t want another Bakken – Oct. 28, 2013

October 28, 2013
SIGN THE PETITION: By Northern Plains Resource Council More than 850 people have already signed a petition against plans announced Thursday by Energy Corporation of America to develop oil and gas leases around Roscoe, Red Lodge, and the Big Horn Basin of Montana and Wyoming. Northern Plains Resource Council and its affiliate Carbon County Resource Council are poised to resist the drilling plans developers say would have the impacts of the Bakken oil field in North Dakota and Montana and “fundamentally...
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Signal Peak expansion discussion ends – KULR-8, Oct. 7, 2013

October 8, 2013 By MacLeod Hageman BILLINGS - The Montana Department of Environmental Quality closed public comment on the proposed Signal Peak Expansion on Monday. Area ranchers want to make sure the expansion will not affect the quality of the land. "The mine provides a lot of jobs, but agriculture is the biggest industry in this state, and it needs to be protected," Bull Mountain Rancher, Steve Charter said. Charter has lived in the area his entire life, and during October 2012, Signal Peak officials proposed...
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Win This Quilt!

October 4, 2013
Raffle tickets are on sale now through November 16th , $10 each or 3 for $25.  All proceeds will benefit our Oil and Gas Task Force’s campaign to protect family farmers, ranchers, water, land and property rights. This beautiful, queen-size “Radiant Star” quilt was donated by member Pat Wilson of Bainville, Montana. The raffle drawing will be November 16, 2013 at the Northern Plains Annual Meeting in Billings; need not be present to win. For more information, please call (406) 248-1154 or...
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