PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains rancher condemns unfair cattle markets in D.C. hearing 

Consumers overpay for beef while underpaid ranchers are squeezed out of business FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture conducted a hearing analyzing the lack of competition and transparency within the beef industry. Four corporations – National Beef, JBS, Cargill, and Tyson –  control approximately 85% […]



MEDIA ADVISORY: Northern Plains rancher to testify before U.S. Congress on impacts of beef industry corruption 

Consumers overpay for beef while underpaid ranchers are squeezed out of business FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2022 Who: Northern Plains Resource Council, Gilles Stockton, U.S. House Agriculture Committee What: Congressional hearing on meat packing industry, cattle market transparency, diminished prices for ranchers, and rising cost of food Related issues: corporate monopolies; antitrust law enforcement; […]



MT STANDARD GUEST VIEW: Montana’s waters are under threat

Montana’s waterways are under threat. State officials are poised to dramatically weaken protections against sewage, industrial waste, and other dangerous nutrient pollution that could wreck our rivers, streams, and creeks unless we take action. These nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus, and too much of them can result in the beautiful rivers we float and paddle […]


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PRESS RELEASE: Bull Mountain residents respond to federal criminal sentencing of Signal Peak Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2022 BILLINGS, Mont. – Today, Federal District Court Judge Timothy Cavan levied sentencing for Signal Peak Energy after the Roundup-based underground coal mine pleaded guilty to criminal charges in October of last year. Signal Peak admitted to willfully violating health and safety standards, the details of which include the illegal […]



PRESS RELEASE: Montana’s Energy Future Summit set for October 1

Virtual event to focus on opportunities, challenges in providing clean, affordable power across the state FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 2, 2021 BILLINGS, Mont. – Northern Plains Resource Council is hosting Montana’s Energy Future Summit on October 1. The daylong, virtual event will feature expert speakers from across the country and Montana. Issues to be explored at the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Maggie Gordon named Executive Director of Northern Plains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2021 BILLINGS Mont. – The Northern Plains Resource Council board of directors has hired Maggie Gordon to serve as the organization’s Executive Director after an expansive nationwide search. Northern Plains is a Billings-based grassroots conservation and family agriculture nonprofit organization founded in 1972. Maggie was an active member of Northern Plains before being […]

PRESS RELEASE: Montanans celebrate local food during month of August

Local Food Challenge commences as farmers, ranchers, and consumers find more opportunities to connect FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2021 BILLINGS, Mont. – Northern Plains Resource Council is hosting the sixth annual Montana Local Food Challenge. The event is held online during the entire month of August, where Montanans are encouraged to eat something local every day of the month, participate in […]


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PRESS RELEASE: Keystone XL pipeline canceled after years of grassroots opposition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2021 BILLINGS, Mont. – Today, TC Energy announced that it has canceled the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project after a thirteen-year effort that has included countless battles in Montana and beyond over the legality of the Canadian tar sands project.  Northern Plains Resource Council has worked alongside tribal communities and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains responds to Biden climate policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2021 BILLINGS, Mont. – On his first day in office, President Biden issued a list of measures the Biden/Harris administration will take to tackle climate change. New policies include rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, re-establishing the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) to […]


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PRESS RELEASE: Northern Plains responds to reports that Biden will rescind Keystone XL permit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2021 CONTACTS: Dustin Ogdin, Northern Plains Communications Director, BILLINGS, Mont. – Canada’s CBC News first reported over the weekend that President-elect Joe Biden plans to make good on a campaign promise to stop the Keystone XL pipeline by rescinding the cross-border KXL permit as early as his first day […]


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