wyoming coal mine

Investigation of Ramaco Principals Reveals Shady History

Coal company trying to open new mine in Wyoming led by brothers convicted in “one of the largest tax fraud cases ever filed”. Note: In recent years, landowners near Sheridan, Wyo., banded together with Powder River Basin Resource Council to … Continued

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Western Native Voice Community Spotlight: Joshlynn Snow

Meet Joshlynn Snow, Gates Millennium Scholar advocating for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Violence Against Women Act.  This month Western Native Voice spoke with Joshlynn Snow, a Gates Millennium Scholar about her recent Washington D.C. leadership experience … Continued

colstrip renewable energy

Could Colstrip be Montana’s renewable energy powerhouse?

Colstrip’s transmission infrastructure and skilled workforce give the city a big advantage as a hub for clean energy projects. Written by WORC Energy Intern Kate Manzer. Last week, former Public Service Commissioner and longtime Northern Plains member Tom Schneider visited … Continued

EPA war on science

WORC to EPA: Stop your war on science

WORC Chair Beth Kaeding asks the Environmental Protection Agency to keep scientific integrity when making policy. On behalf of the thousands of members of the Western Organization of Resource Councils, please accept this comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) … Continued

first amendment rights under attack

1st Amendment under assault in western states

Northern Plains Chair Becky Mitchell details attacks on 1st Amendment rights by state legislatures around our region. Written by Northern Plains Chair Becky Mitchell.   “Stop. Hey, what’s that Sound? Everybody look – What’s going down?” – Stephen Stills   At … Continued