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Plains Justice Recruiting New Board Members

As our founding board members are gradually replaced (and remembered with fond gratitude!), Plains Justice is looking to expand representation across our region by actively recruiting Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota board members.  If you or someone you know … Continue reading

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September Clean Energy Ambassadors Webinar Focuses on Schools

Register now for the September 20 Clean Energy Ambassadors webinar, “Back to School: How Utilities Help Schools Use On-site Renewables for Energy Education” on our Clean Energy Ambassadors program website.  The Ambassadors program got its start in 2007 when retiring … Continue reading

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New Keystone XL Article

Plains Justice President Carrie La Seur has a new Keystone XL article on, noting the many unresolved issues raised by Plains Justice’s 2010 pipeline safety reports.  In light of the recent Yellowstone River spill, these issues are more urgent … Continue reading

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Dickinson (ND) Press Fracking Editorial

In a Sunday editorial, Jennifer McBride, Managing Editor of the Dickinson Press in southwestern North Dakota, called for “drastic action” if a new EPA drinking water safety study shows that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) puts drinking water at risk.  She writes: … Continue reading

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South Heart (ND) Informal Conference June 28, 7pm in Dickinson

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Reclamation Letter to the Bismarck Tribune

Reclamation is not so advanced By GENE WIRTZ Underwood Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Coal mining reclamation in North Dakota is far less advanced than Ron Harper suggests in his May 9 opinion piece. He says Coteau’s Freedom Mine has reclaimed … Continue reading

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Coal Cares

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Announces “Coal Cares™” Initiative, New Nationwide Campaign Against Stigma of Childhood Asthma ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2011 / PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Peabody Energy today announced the creation of an innovative new public health initiative designed … Continue reading

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