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Press Release: Speakers gather from across West to voice concerns over KXL threats to water, climate, and land rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 30, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – Speakers from across the western United States gathered in Billings, MT yesterday for a rally demanding protection for water, climate, and land rights against the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, a project of Canada’s TC Energy Corporation.The rally was organized by the Northern Plains Resource Council and […]

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Gazette Opinion: Colstrip cleanup, bonding grows urgent

Gazette Editorial Board Sunday, October 27, 2019   With the shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 just two months away, state regulators are deciding on the best way to clean up waste ponds being used by the two larger units that will keep operating after Dec. 31. Action on the Revised Remedy Evaluation Report […]

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Media Advisory: Billings rally to protect water and climate from KXL Pipeline scheduled before restrictive State Department meeting

Speakers gather from across the West to ensure the public is heard  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – The Northern Plains Resource Council and the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) have organized a rally and speaking event at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday, October 29 at 4 p.m. […]

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Gazette Opinion: DEQ should heed Glendive’s landfill concerns

Gazette Editorial Board October 6, 2019 Why does Montana deserve less than North Dakota? Melissa Mittelstaed of Glendive posed that question in a Sept. 29 letter to The Gazette, expressing her concerns about proposed state regulations for landfills accepting low-level radioactive waste from oilfields. “If radiation levels ever spike, Montana landfills have 15 days to […]

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Press Release: Eastern Montanans demand answers and stronger rules at radioactive oil waste hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2019 GLENDIVE, Mont. – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) held the first of two hearings soliciting public comment for draft rules to oversee the disposal of radioactive oil waste. in a packed, standing-room-only hearing room, community members called for strengthening the rules and expressed concern over a report that found […]

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Press Release: Northern Plains Resource Council passes leadership torch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2019   BILLINGS, Mont. – Olivia Stockman has officially assumed the role of Staff Director for the Northern Plains Resource Council, a grassroots conservation and family agriculture group founded in 1972. Teresa Erickson preceded Stockman in the role and has retired from the position after thirty-three years of leadership. The Staff […]

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Press Release: State proposes quadrupling Montana’s radioactivity limit for oilfield waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2019 Click here for DEQ draft radioactive oil waste rules and hearings schedule. BILLINGS, Mont. – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) last week released an update to proposed rules guiding the disposal of radioactive oil waste in Montana. Among the proposed changes is a quadrupling of Montana’s radioactivity concentration limit for […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Montanans prepare for Local Food Challenge this August

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2019 BILLINGS, Mont. – Northern Plains Resource Council is hosting the fourth annual Montana Local Food Challenge. This August, participants are encouraged to eat something local every day of the month, participate in weekly challenges, and compete for weekly prizes. Local foods build local communities and local economies, support farm […]

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