Otter Creek Coal Mine

The Otter Creek Mine Dries Up

About two years ago, I wrote about my partnership with the National Wildlife Federation and why the Otter Creek Mine would never be built. It wasn’t just a guess, a …

Moving Away From Coal to Help Wildlife

After decades of being the bully in the realm of American fuels, things aren’t going so well for the big coal companies. A string of recent market events has them …

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Tongue River Railroad Roar Comes to a Screeching Halt

On a recent crystalline cold, moonlit night, I was driving east on Montana Highway 12 to Helena, the state capital. Like many highways, Highway 12 winds through the Little Blackfoot …

Yet Another Delay for the Largest Proposed Coal Mine in the Country

Arch Coal can’t catch a break. Yesterday the Billings Gazette reported that Arch Coal had to write off a $57.7 million loss on their DKRW Advanced Fuels’ coal gasification project …

The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

Oglala Lakota Tribe Calls On Tribes to Oppose Otter Creek…

Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

Two Ways You Can Help Stop the Otter Creek Coal Mine Today

  A friend and mentor told me once, “the energy companies are coming, and they are coming fast, so pick your place and protect it with everything you have.” Well, …

Arch Coal: Incompetent or Arrogant?

That is the question that some of us are asking after Arch Coal submitted an obviously incomplete permit application for the proposed Otter Creek coal mine to the Montana Department of …

The Tongue River Railroad’s Failed Public Process

* To my readers. Don’t worry about the pessimistic nature of this post. We will still beat the Tongue River Railroad and the Otter Creek coal mine, with or without …

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