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 [...]

Montana’s Fossil-Fuel Resistance Centers On Stewardship Of Land

By Sarah Van Gelder, www.truth-out.org -

By Sarah Van Gelder in Truthout - There are two visions for Montana, I'm finding. One includes resource extraction, ecological sacrifice zones, short-term boom-and-bust economics, and long-term [...]

Police: Rainbow Gathering An Extreme Hazard

By Keila Szpaller, www.missoulian.com -

The Missoula Police Department got the nod Wednesday to have the mayor sign off on a Homeland Security grant proposal – one that names the Rainbow Family as an "extremist" hazard in western [...]

2nd Crude Pipeline Spill In Montana Wreaks Havoc On Yellowstone

By Nate Schweber, www.america.aljazeera.com -

When an oil pipeline burst in July 2011 and poured 63,000 gallons of crude into the Yellowstone River 200 miles upstream from Dena Hoff’s farm of wheat, beans and corn on the Great Plains in [...]

Montana Excludes Best Options For Lowering CO2 Emissions

By Eric Whitney, www.mtpr.com -

"People are worried about any changes in energy production might change the cost that they pay in their homes for energy or might make businesses cost prohibitive to run here in Montana. We need [...]

Brad Pitt To Help Build 20 LEED Platinum Homes For Tribes In Montana

By Beverley Mitchell, www.inhabitat.com -

The Make It Right nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt is partnering with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana, to build sustainable homes, buildings and communities on their [...]

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