Rocky mountain front

Montana DNRC puts Front Range leases back on the block

by Wayne Mumford October 9, 2008

They’re back. With the six month moratorium almost up, the DNRC is putting the same leases it withheld from last springs auction back on the block despite known environmental issues. All the leases were withheld because of their proximity to sensitive areas along the Rocky Mountain Front including a lease in the Blackleaf WMA. So, [...]

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Montana Governor puts moratorium on Front range gas leases

by Wayne Mumford June 20, 2008

Governor Brian Schweitzer has put a six-month moratorium on energy leases on state lands along the Rocky Mountain Front. Hats off to the Governor for listening to the people and allowing time to find an alternative to wasting our public lands for the benefit of a few energy companies. Ben Lamb from the Montana Wildlife [...]

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Gas and Oil back on the Rocky Mountain Front

by Wayne Mumford June 7, 2008

Some beasts never die, they just lie around long enough to smell like it and eventually you end up downwind of one. So it goes with oil and gas interests along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. After stemming their last attack a couple years ago the beast is back trying to creep through the cracks by [...]

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Montana snow pack, Tuesday, May, 27th

by Wayne Mumford May 27, 2008

It is still snowing in places. The northern Rocky Mountain Front, as in Blackfeet Reservation got its normal late spring dump this weekend. Snow levels were around 5500 ft over the weekend in the west and it was definitely precipitating. While the weather has been a little more like “back in the old days” this [...]

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