A huge victory years in the making in Colstrip!

A huge victory years in the making in Colstrip!

Northern Plains has organized for years to ensure responsible and robust cleanup of Colstrip’s leaking coal ash ponds. These ash ponds have been contaminating...
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Conservation groups seek federal intervention in central Montana coal mine

Conservation groups seek federal intervention in central Montana coal mine

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PRESS RELEASE: Legal complaint cites Signal Peak coal mine causing cave-ins, safety hazards

PRESS RELEASE: Legal complaint cites Signal Peak coal mine causing cave-ins, safety hazards

For immediate release: October 16, 2023 Billings, MT – Late last week, conservation groups filed a complaint with state and federal agencies against Signal Peak...
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Colstrip owners opt for “high and dry” cleanup plan after years of public pressure

Colstrip owners opt for “high and dry” cleanup plan after years of public pressure

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DEQ’s oversight failures in the Bull Mountains creates crisis for ranchers

DEQ’s oversight failures in the Bull Mountains creates crisis for ranchers

As many of you know, Signal Peak Energy, the operator of the Bull Mountains Mine near Roundup, has been a reckless company. Signal Peak...
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Northern Plains gets national attention fighting cronyism and corruption at the legislature

Northern Plains gets national attention fighting cronyism and corruption at the legislature

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, in collaboration with the Montana Free Press exposed how politicians are colluding with NorthWestern Energy and others to guarantee big corporate profits while everyday Montanans pay the price. Northern Plains members Jeanie Alderson, Steve Krum, and Wally McRae described their experiences on the front lines as they’ve fought to protect their communities from toxic pollution and industry greed.

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Clint McRae and Pat Thiele: Gov. Gianforte, please stand up for ranchers and rural communities

Clint McRae and Pat Thiele: Gov. Gianforte, please stand up for ranchers and rural communities

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Legislation aims to keep Montana coal-fired for as long as possible

Legislation aims to keep Montana coal-fired for as long as possible

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The power of personal stories

The power of personal stories

In addition to defending rooftop solar, we helped sway some big votes on another terrible bill that could force individuals to cover the court...
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Court halts mining of federal coal by Signal Peak

Court halts mining of federal coal by Signal Peak

A federal district court judge in Montana has halted the mining of federal coal at the Bull Mountains Mine No.1, operated by Signal Peak...
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Montana mine regulators respond to citizen complaints about Signal Peak

Montana mine regulators respond to citizen complaints about Signal Peak

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A Faked Kidnapping and Cocaine: A Montana Mine’s Descent Into Chaos

A Faked Kidnapping and Cocaine: A Montana Mine’s Descent Into Chaos

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