Wednesday, July 25, 2018

 

It was more than just noteworthy that on the very day of the Montana Energy Summit in Billings, the first ship exporting natural gas was leaving US ports – the first shipment since the US government lifted its restrictions on such exports.

It was noteworthy because it simply would not have been happening if it were not for the determination of hard -working, everyday citizens and all that they have invented, produced and achieved in direct opposition to their

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

 

Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I was always taught that you don’t fix what isn’t broken. And when it comes to Montana’s mining regulations and the environmental protections we have in place, they are far from needing fixed.

Even a cursory look at Montana’s permitting process for mines reveals that our regulatory standards are among the world’s most stringent when it comes to protecting our land and water resources. But I-186, a recently proposed ballot initiative,

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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Everyone is celebrating the “Fourth of July.” Why?

There is nothing to celebrate about any given day in July. It is not July 4 that we celebrate, but independence.

The holiday this week is “INDEPENDENCE DAY”! What is so hard about saying that? Yet, signs and ads and commentaries all identify it as the “Fourth of July’. So wide spread is the phenomenon that one has to wonder about the resistance to embracing independence.

Friday, June 15, 2018

 

It is turning out that millennials are not that much different than generations who have gone before. As they are getting older they are making many of the same choices as their parents and grandparents – only they are doing those things a little later in life, perhaps because they were burdened earlier in life with financial issues such as massive college loans and a constrained job market.

But, according to a report in “Chief Executive,” millennials are now

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Friday, June 15, 2018

 

June 11, 2018 was the first day of the Internet operating under the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), which was adopted last December but is only coming into force this week. RIFO repeals the previous regime of regulation, implemented under former FCC chairman and Obama appointee Tom Wheeler, which regulated Internet service providers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934—the rules for so-called net

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