Illuminating Signal Peak’s destruction of water sources in the Bull Mountains
In December, Northern Plains joined Earthjustice, Montana Environmental Information Center, and the Western Environmental Law Center in filing a formal complaint with state and federal agencies against Signal peak Energy […]
Members rally to stop NorthWestern’s methane-fired power plant
On December 13, more than 40 Northern Plains members and staff braved the cold, adorned with Christmas hats and festive signs to demand that NorthWestern Energy halt construction of their […]
PRESS RELEASE: Montana soil advocates collaborate on statewide report
Agencies, organizations, and producers analyze economic, conservation benefits of improved soil quality BILLINGS, Mont. – From September 2021 through July 2022, a coalition of Montana agencies, organizations, and producers sought […]
Northern Plains member meets with BLM Director Stone-Manning
Northern Plains member Edward Barta recently returned from Capitol Hill, where he spoke with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning, staffers from the US House & Senate National Resources Committees, and Senator Daines’ office. Edward told officials about the problem of pollution from thousands of idle and orphaned oil and gas wells across Montana and the nation.
Reflecting on the true history of Thanksgiving
For many, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, celebrate our connections, and reflect on how much we have to be grateful for. This ritual is a tradition woven deeply into many families and communities. As an organization devoted to community, Northern Plains appreciates how meaningful the Thanksgiving holiday is for many of us. However, we are equally devoted to facing and telling hard truths, and we are deeply committed to ensuring that we do not perpetuate harm.
Protecting the Montana Constitution
We are fiercely proud of our Constitution, written by Montanans to serve Montanans. Now, half a century after ratification, there is a reckless extremist movement to rewrite our constitution. Read more about this landmark document and how you can take action to protect it.
Montanans deserve to have say in NorthWestern’s methane plant
Montanans want and deserve clean, affordable, and reliable energy sources that allow our communities to remain healthy and thriving. Unfortunately, NorthWestern Energy continues to prioritize profits over the well-being of […]
Green Share Garden Project: Building community through food in Lewistown
Almost 10 years ago when Central Montana Resource Council (CMRC) was just a new affiliate, a group of members interested in regenerative agriculture were concerned about the food insecurity they […]
The Montana Constitution and Northern Plains: Protecting our state since 1972
In the early 1970s, something revolutionary happened. Everyday Montanans rose up, demanding a new constitution with expanded rights and freedoms that center power in the hands of the people.
What the Inflation Reduction Act could mean for soil health
The federal Inflation Reduction Act passed in August amid skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer prices as well as recent climate-fueled weather events including record-setting heat waves, historic flooding, and oppressive drought […]
Methane pollution addressed in historic climate change law
This past August the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law. This act may help transform Montana’s energy future and environmental health outlook. The legislation directs the Environmental Protection Agency […]
Kris Glenn: Finding her voice, finding a system
Kris joined Northern Plains almost on a whim. In 2018, she signed up for a public speaking workshop Northern Plains was hosting, but she gained something much deeper.