Read our recent notes from the field – stories of community organizing across Montana.

Northern Plains to legislators: “Don’t mess with our Montana Constitution!”

Northern Plains to legislators: “Don’t mess with our Montana Constitution!”

Northern Plains' We The People rally received widespread news coverage across the state amplifying our message and showcasing the power...
Read More
Members show courage and leadership in Helena

Members show courage and leadership in Helena

Since Northern Plains’ founding in 1972, our members have had a big impact at the legislature, speaking up for our values and priorities. This...
Read More
C-PACE is enabled in Yellowstone County!

C-PACE is enabled in Yellowstone County!

Montana’s biggest county has finally enabled C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Capital Enhancements), creating immense opportunity for businesses in Yellowstone County – including non-profits and...
Read More
Kirk Panasuk: “More work to be done” to address methane pollution

Kirk Panasuk: “More work to be done” to address methane pollution

On January 10, 2023, member Kirk Panasuk gave testimony before EPA at a public hearing regarding their new proposed rulemaking to limit methane pollution...
Read More
An early victory protecting our Constitution!

An early victory protecting our Constitution!

Even before the official start of the 68th Montana Legislature, efforts were afoot to silence an important tool that our Montana Constitution grants us. Senator...
Read More
The ultimate expression of grassroots democracy

The ultimate expression of grassroots democracy

The 68th Montana Legislature has officially commenced! Since our founding in 1972, Northern Plains members have had a strong influence on Montana’s laws and policies. We...
Read More
Illuminating Signal Peak’s destruction of water sources in the Bull Mountains

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...
Read More
Members rally to stop NorthWestern’s methane-fired power plant

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...
Read More
Northern Plains member meets with BLM Director Stone-Manning

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.

Read More
Reflecting on the true history of Thanksgiving

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.

Read More
Montanans deserve to have say in NorthWestern’s methane plant

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...
Read More
Green Share Garden Project: Building community through food in Lewistown

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...
Read More
WordPress Lightbox