Federal Court Invalidates Key Permit For Keystone XL

By the Center for Biological Diversity. -

Great Falls, MT — A federal judge today ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the law when it approved Nationwide Permit 12, a water-crossing permit critical for TC Energy’s [...]

Montana Marchers Demand Justice And Safety For Indigenous Women

By Adrian Jawort, Newsmaven.io -

A sea of red-clad Native march participants and allies carried signs during the march from the Native American Achievement Center at Montana State University Billings to downtown at the [...]

Montana Law Enforcement Gearing-Up For Mass Anti-Pipeline Protests

By Hunter Pauli, Havreherald.com -

State and federal agencies are training Montana law enforcement officers to surveil anti-Keystone XL pipeline activists’ social media and arrest protesters en masse, according to correspondence [...]

Mining Companies Sue Montana After They’re Told To Clean Up Old Projects Before Starting New Ones

By Matthew Brown, Billingsgazette.com -

An Idaho mining company sued Montana environmental regulators on Friday for labeling the company and its president "bad actors" who should pay for cleanups at several polluted sites before [...]

Montana Enacts Net Neutrality, Provides Template For Other States To Follow

By Phillip Tracy, Dailydot.com -

The state’s governor, Steve Bullock, signed an executive order Monday that effectively reinstates net neutrality principles dismantled by the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) in December. [...]

Jury Convicts ‘Valve Turner’ Leonard Higgins On Both Counts

By Bennett Hall, gazettetimes.com -

By Bennett Hall for Corvallis Gazette-Times - FORT BENTON, Mont. — A Montana jury took just one hour to find climate activist Leonard Higgins guilty of misdemeanor trespassing and felony criminal [...]

Case Hinges On Amount Of Damage Caused By Corvallis Activist

By Bennett Hall, gazettetimes.com -

By Bennett Hall for Corvallis Gazette-Times - FORT BENTON, Mont. — Leonard Higgins admits he broke into a remote Montana control facility in October 2016 and turned an emergency shutoff valve on [...]

Montana Quadruples Solar Energy Capacity In One Year

By Erin Loranger, www.helenair.com -

By Erin Loranger for Independent Record - The state quadrupled its solar energy production over the past year, according to an announcement by Lt. Gov Mike Cooney on Friday. Montana was producing [...]

Why Nazis Are So Afraid Of These Clowns

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert for Waging Nonviolence - Trolls chanted in the streets the day of a planned neo-Nazi rally in the small ski town of Whitefish, Montana earlier this year. But they were [...]

Huge Victory: Blackfeet Nation To Control Its Own Water After 35 Years Battle

By Staff, www.countercurrentnews.com -

By Staff for Counter Current News - Harry Barnes, Chairman of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council, called it a “historic day for the Blackfeet people,” and well worth the time that Blackfeet [...]

Mass Fish Die-Offs Are New Normal: Climate Change Shuts Down Montana River

By Alexis Bonogofsky, www.truth-out.org -

By Alexis Bonogofsky for Truthout - Early in the morning on August 19, 2016, Chad Jacobson, a 36-year-old Montanan, lifelong fisherman and soon-to-be father received a text message from a friend [...]

How Montanans Stopped Largest New Coal Mine In N. America

By Nick Engelfried, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Nick Engelfried for Waging Nonviolence - Montana communities won a victory against one of the world’s biggest coal companies earlier this month, when Arch Coal abandoned the Otter Creek mine – [...]

How Montanans Stopped Largest New Coal Mine In N. America

By Nick Engelfried, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By Nick Engelfried for Waging Nonviolence - Montana communities won a victory against one of the world’s biggest coal companies earlier this month, when Arch Coal abandoned the Otter Creek mine – [...]

Financial Despair, Addiction & Rise Of Suicide In White America

By Chris McGreal, www.theguardian.com -

By Chris McGreal for The Guardian - “I am in such pain every night, suicide has on a regular basis crossed my mind just simply to ease the pain. If I did not have responsibilities, especially for [...]

Montana Activists Victory: Keeping Coal In The Ground

By Alexis Bonogosky, www.truth-out.org -

By Alexis Bonogosky for Truth Out - To avoid catastrophic climate change, a recent study in the journal Nature found that 92 percent of coal reserves in the United States must stay in the ground [...]

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