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

Ita Killeen: “My job is to have joy in my life, in addition to caring about the climate.”

Ita Killeen: “My job is to have joy in my life, in addition to caring about the climate.”

Ita Killeen believes in the power of people and connection when it comes to fighting climate change. Originally from Maryland, Ita moved west early,...
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Northern Plains takes on meatpacker corruption in D.C. hearing

Northern Plains takes on meatpacker corruption in D.C. hearing

On April 27, Grass Range rancher and Northern Plains member Gilles Stockton testified before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture about beef industry corruption. Gilles' fearless...
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Federal court draws new PSC districts

Federal court draws new PSC districts

On March 8th (just a week before the candidate filing deadline), a panel of federal judges drew new boundaries for Montana’s Public Service Commission...
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Congress stalls progress on Savanna’s Act

Congress stalls progress on Savanna’s Act

We must push Congress to address systemic violence to Native communities In October 2020, Congress passed – and President Trump signed – Savanna’s Act...
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Introducing the newest Northern Plains affiliate

Introducing the newest Northern Plains affiliate

It’s not every day that a new – and powerful –affiliate joins the Northern Plains affiliate family. Golden Triangle Resource Council (GTRC), a new...
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The Bull Mountains are worth protecting

The Bull Mountains are worth protecting

In the winter 2022 issue of the Plains Truth, we detailed a crime-movie level of corruption, and injustice that Signal Peak Energy (SPE) has...
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Northern Plains ranching members are focus of New York Times podcast

Northern Plains ranching members are focus of New York Times podcast

  The New York Times most popular podcast, The Daily, just released a one-hour episode exploring a century of family ranchers fighting the corporate...
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C-PACE is live!

C-PACE is live!

At Northern Plains we’re working to create a clean and affordable energy future. That’s why we fought to pass legislation allowing Montana’s businesses, non-profits,...
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Jeanie Alderson testifies before U.S. Congress

Jeanie Alderson testifies before U.S. Congress

Jeanie Alderson, Birney rancher and past chair of Northern Plains, testified virtually in front of the U.S. Congress about the need to reform the...
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Northern Plains ranchers elevate broken cattle market system in The New York Times

Northern Plains ranchers elevate broken cattle market system in The New York Times

Northern Plains ranching members made a big splash on the front page of The New York Times on December 27. Steve Charter, Annika Charter,...
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Signal Peak Energy: A “den of thieves” who can no longer hide underground

Signal Peak Energy: A “den of thieves” who can no longer hide underground

While you may have heard rumors about a reckless coal mine operation in Montana’s Bull Mountains, we wanted to make sure everyone knows the...
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A lifelong love of Montana, the outdoors drives Edward Barta’s work

A lifelong love of Montana, the outdoors drives Edward Barta’s work

As a Montanan born and raised, Edward Barta speaks passionately about the outdoors. He cites days hunting and fishing with his grandfather on the...
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