Montana governor picks Circle rancher for oil board – The Associated Press, July 31, 2013

August 4, 2013

Categories: Landowner Rights, Legislature, Member news, News, Northern Plains Resource Council

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is picking a Circle rancher for the open seat on the Montana Board of Oil and Gas.

The governor’s office said Tuesday that Peggy Nerud will take over the vacant slot. The governor’s office says Nerud is a mineral owner.

During the past legislative session she helped out the Northern Plains Resource Council, which listed her as a citizen lobbyist. [Nerud was one of 30 citizen lobbyists, a term Northern Plains uses for any member who travels to Helena to testify or who participates in one of our Lobby Days.] That group often advocates for landowners dealing with the effects of development on their land.

She fills a slot left open after the Republican-controlled Senate rejected Bullock’s first pick, former Department of Natural Resources and Conservation director Mary Sexton.

The board of oil and gas helps regulate industry activity.


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