NEPA Rollback

Protecting NEPA – The Environmental Magna Carta The Forest Service NEPA Rollback: The NEPA rollback proposed by the U.S. Forest Service to overhaul its environmental analysis procedures under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which will dramatically...

Stopping the Bull Mountains Mine Expansion

Stopping the Bull Mountains Mine Expansion In the foothills of central Montana near Roundup, we kept 170 million tons of coal in the ground in 2017. We defeated the Bull Mountains/Signal Peak Mine expansion, arguing that the agency’s analysis of impacts to water...

VICTORY! Montana Exempt Well Loophole

VICTORY! Montana Exempt Well Loophole Rural homeowners, ranchers, and farmers in Montana and other western states have long relied on a provision of the law that affords them the opportunity to drill a small well without first obtaining a permit. It’s an approach that...

Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge

Montana Oil & Gas Drilling Lease Climate Challenge In Montana, leaky oil & gas drilling operations on public lands emit 1.8 billion cubic feet of methane (and perhaps far more) to the atmosphere each year. Over a 20-year lifetime of development, keeping this...
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