BNSF opens economic-development office in Billings to address Montana growth

Bakken oil is the driving force behind the expansion. The announced opening comes days after the Big Sky Economic Development Corporation advanced its plans for a rail industrial park feasibility study to be carried out by KLJ Engineering.



A New Era of Energy Security

Let's make no mistake about what is largely responsible for America's energy security today: ample resources, private sector-driven innovation and development, and open, vibrant markets. Any threat to those things is a threat to our security.



The Keystone XL Pipeline Should the president approve construction?

Few domestic policy issues have prompted more controversy recently than whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Proponents contend that it would enhance access to Canadian oil, significantly increasing U.S. and North American energy security. Opponents counter that the pipeline, by opening a long-term channel to market for abundant, carbon-rich, Canadian tar-sands oil, would sharply accelerate emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), with global climate consequences that would be simply unacceptable. As climate scientist James Hansen said of the company proposing to build the pipeline, "Once the spigot is open, Trans Canada will have every incentive to milk the massive tar-sands basin for all that it is worth."



TransCanada gets business leader support for Keystone XL oil pipeline

A diverse group of over 150 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Volvo and Wyndham Worldwide, have urged President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.



Keystone XL Pipeline decision not expected in 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. - Both good and bad news this week for the Keystone XL Pipeline.



Gazette opinion: Obama should announce plan to OK Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline is an international project at the center of fierce debate between advocates of oil development and defenders of the environment. Yet for many Montanans, the proposed oil pipeline is a local issue.



TransCanada exec says he's 'confident' Keystone XL will get

An executive for the Canadian firm that plans to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through northeast Montana said Wednesday he's confident the project will get final approval from the U.S. State Department.



Do you support President Obama's new energy regulations?

Read about and take Congressman Steve Daines' poll.



Hydraulic Fracturing is "Safe," Say Former Obama Cabinet Members

Hydraulic fracturing may be scary to some anti-energy groups like the Sierra Club, but two former membe's of President Obama's cabinet say that it's a safe method for producing oil and natural gas.



Environmentalists by Any Other Name

It's time to quit calling those opposing fracking, the Keystone XL Pipeline, mega loads and prudent development of natural resources, "environmentalists." Their agenda poses so much more environmental degradation and risks to the environment that they are undeserving of the label.