Northern Plains member Patrick Certain is one of the thousands of new farmers looking for farmland. This story is excerpted from Homegrown Stories. Read the full version HERE. The U.S. Labor Department found the average age of farmers and ranchers … Continued
Amid coal bankruptcies, it’s more important than ever to use all of the available tools to transition to more resilient, diverse economies. On July 1st, 580 employees of the Blackjewel mines Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte were told to pack … Continued
Advocates from Across the United States Pressure Legislators for Bipartisan Support of the bill. During the week of June 17th, 2019, advocates met on Capitol Hill with a multitude of legislators, urging them to pass the RECLAIM Act of 2019 … Continued
Newly Empowered Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Still Lacks the Power to Stop Well Abandonment
Heralded as a new era in Colorado’s regulation of oil and gas, a recent bankruptcy shows that times have yet to change. Snaking through tall mesas southeast from Grand Junction, Colorado, Route 50 climbs the Gunnison River Valley before dropping … Continued
Citizen Efforts Force Public Hearings over Wastewater Dumping into Boysen Reservoir. Above: Wind River flows toward Boysen Lake, one of the most scenic lakes in Wyoming. Image by James St. John. Article adapted from Powder River Breaks. Aethon Energy, the … Continued
Summer Flores is an entrepreneur, a model, a recording artist, and a visionary with a passion for her Northern Cheyenne people. Summer recently moved back to Lame Deer to establish her salon, About Face Beauty, and looks to expand the business and it’s outreach. Summer’s vision is to empower women, cultivate youth, and provide jobs within the community. This month, Western Native Voice Community Spotlight visited with Summer about her upcoming fashion show and much more .
The Trump Administration’s attempt to cheat western communities out of their share of energy royalties fails A federal court in California dealt a big blow to the deregulatory energy agenda of the Interior Department on Friday, April 12. Two years … Continued
Trump’s new Keystone XL permit isn’t just an attack on our clean air, water, and property rights, but also the American democratic system. Reprinted from Northern Plains newsletter. President Trump made news on March 29 by issuing a new Presidential … Continued
Federal and State Governments Under-Regulate and Under-Enforce Oil and Gas Protections with Dire Consequences
Dakota Resource Council member Daryl Peterson and others brief Congress on how produced water can harm farmland and freshwater aquifers.
As the coal market contracts, lives and livelihoods hang in the balance. On Friday, May 10, Cloud Peak Energy filed for bankruptcy protection in Delaware federal court. Unfavorable market pressures have brought low another of the country’s top coal mining … Continued