PCEC Protests Local Oil and Gas Leases

 

Last Friday, Park County Environmental Council and local landowners filed an administrative appeal to protest the March 13, 2018 competitive oil and gas lease sale proposed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Butte Field Office. Of the 63,496 acres of federal public land up for auction throughout Montana, some of the leases

Smith River Mine Public Scoping Talking Points

Smith River Infographic Provided by Montana Trout Unlimited

Livingston is one of the proposed railroad off-loading points for ore trucked down Highway 89 through the Shields Valley from the mine site. Because of the potential impacts on Park

Proposed BLM Oil and Gas Leases in Livingston

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Next March, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to auction off more than 60,000 acres of public and private lands in Montana to oil and gas companies.

Some of these leases are particularly troubling — they border the community of Livingston, the Yellowstone River, and would be within in our view shed of the iconic

PCEC and Park County in the Spotlight

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Livingston and Park County have been featured in the news many times in the past week. Many of our local issues carry national importance because our county is the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. Millions of visitors pass through here every year, remember the unique beauty of this place and continue to pay attention,