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

Majority of American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin

Majority of American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin

A recently released poll confirms what we’ve known for years: American voters want their beef labeled with country-of-origin. The poll, conducted by Morning Consult...
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Seeking protections for Montana’s water quality as state runs afoul of Clean Water Act

Seeking protections for Montana’s water quality as state runs afoul of Clean Water Act

The 2021 Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill 358, a measure that threatens the water quality of the state’s rivers, streams, ponds, and creeks by rolling back nutrient pollution protections. Northern Plains continues to seek proper accountability and the best water protections even as these new rules move forward.

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Standing up to the bullies of the Bull Mountains

Standing up to the bullies of the Bull Mountains

By now, we hope you’ve heard about the fight Bull Mountain residents are facing against Signal Peak Energy, the owner of Montana’s only underground...
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Inflation Reduction Act brings us closer to a healthier climate

Inflation Reduction Act brings us closer to a healthier climate

On August 16, 2022 President Biden signed into law the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This law marks the most significant action on climate change in U.S. history. While it’s far from perfect, the IRA will have significant implications for our climate, the clean energy future we’re fighting for, and the future of family agriculture.

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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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