A lawsuit against the Board of Oil and Gas seeks to require more disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing jobs in Montana, arguing the state’s own records fail to provide key information to landowners, but a state official says current rules are sufficient.
Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation continues to needlessly deny landowners and communities access to critical information about chemicals that could pollute water supplies
Both of them lived in the Flathead, an area where mountains crowd the horizon on the western side of the state. It’s more than 200 miles from the state capital, and Zinke had turned down an offer by Barkus, a Republican state senator at the time, to drive down together.
Namely, President-elect Donald J. Trump.
The Montana congressman whom President-elect Donald Trump named to head the Interior Department wants people to think of him as a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist. His Twitter bio describes him as a “Teddy Roosevelt fan.” “Like Teddy, I believe our lands are worth cherishing,” Rep. Ryan Zinke, a Republican, wrote in an opinion piece in the Billings Gazette in April.