Press release: Appalachian coal activist to address Northern Plains’ 41st Annual Meeting

October 29, 2012

Categories: Events, News, Northern Plains Resource Council

Northern Plains Resource Council
41st Annual Meeting
November 9-10, 2012
Billings Crowne Plaza

Members of the Northern Plains Resource Council invite the public to learn about issues important to Montana’s future at the 41st Northern Plains Annual Meeting in Billings. Sessions open to the public will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Billings Crowne Plaza hotel.

In addition, the Billings-based Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council will host a Cowboy Supper at 6:15 on Friday evening at American Lutheran Church – corner of Division and Lewis. Cost is $15 at the door.

Janet Keating

Appalachian coal activist Janet Keating of West Virginia will deliver the keynote speech at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Other Saturday sessions:

  • 8:30 p.m. — Legislative Prospects for 2013
  • 10 a.m. — Oil and Gas Drilling: Coming to an Aquifer Near You?
  • 1:30 p.m. — Is Montana Becoming a Coal Colony for Asia?
  • 3:15 p.m. — Transitioning to a Clean Energy Economy

Free public movie: 4:15 p.m — Cafeteria Man

The public is also invited to the silent and live auctions, which always have a Montana flavor. Bidding on the silent auction ends Saturday, Nov. 10, at about 7:45 p.m. when the live auction begins. The live auction this year includes exciting pieces by Montana artists Laurie Gano of Melville and Clyde Aspevig of Clyde Park. Aspevig’s original oil painting and Gano’s tapestry are accompanied by a roomful of diverse articles donated by Northern Plains members and Montana businesses. Gift certificates and merchandise are auctioned side-by-side with fine art, homemade foodstuffs, and farm produce.

Cost for the entire two days is $85, or you can sign up for individual speakers and sessions. For more information, go to Northern Plains’ website or call 406-248-1154.



220 South 27th Street, Suite A
Billings, Montana 59101
(406) 248-1154