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SB 093 - Reducing Protections for Homeowners Living Near Oil and Gas

This bill would replace rules that were recently adopted by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas that require homeowners and businesses within a certain distance to be notified before drilling operators begin drilling. This bill would reduce the distance used to determine who is notified and remove schools and hospitals from the notification requirements. […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Vetoed by the Governor. (Passed House, 63-36. Passed Senate, 32-18.) | Official legislative site

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SB 086 - Giving a Tax Break to Big Oil

This bill changes the threshold from which the oil and gas industry can get a tax break. The bill sets the tax break threshold from $30 a barrel to $54 a barrel for oil wells that use enhanced recovery technology. Currently, the price of oil fluctuates around $53. This means that when the price for oil is […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Signed by Governor on March 23rd. | Official legislative site

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