How tumult over a draft report on fracking-related water contamination has given Wyoming a pass on fixing groundwater polluted by traditional gas drilling.
U.S. Senate Passes Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, Permanently Protecting Montana’s Paradise Valley
Grassroots organizing wins the protection of some of America’s most iconic landscapes from mining.
Wyoming’s “Crimes Against Critical Infrastructure” Bill Threatens Basic Constitutional Rights, and Paves the Way for Corporations to Condemn Landowners Under Eminent Domain
The energy industry-backed “Zombie Bill” is back, threatening to put corporate interests ahead of the well being and livelihoods of Wyoming residents. Written by Joyce Evans and Liza Millett of Powder River Basin Resource Council. Update February 4, 2019: Thanks to the advocacy … Continued
DOI gives fossil fuel industry preferential treatment by processing oil and gas drilling permits and leases while safety and environmental review personnel remain furloughed. Since the Government closed on Dec. 22nd, 224 oil well applications have been accepted, 22 drilling … Continued
Department of Interior’s proposed modifications to the Freedom of Information Act will make it much harder for the public to access information.
On January 16th, WORCand Democracy Forward Foundation, argued in federal district court that the U.S. Department of Interior must stop convening any meetings or conducting any further business of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC) until it balances the committee’s industry-dominated membership, opens secretive subcommittee meetings, and discloses committee-members’ conflicts of interests.
Between proposed coal export terminals and expanding oil production, more fuel is on the rails than ever–with potentially disastrous consequences.
Meet Jade Bahr and Barbara Bessette, Montana’s newly elected urban Native women legislators. This month, Western Native Voice Community Spotlight focuses on the Montana Legislature and two recently elected urban Native women, Jade Bahr of Billings and Barbara Bessette of … Continued