Tag Archives: Montana

Coal, Oil, Gas: None Shall Pass

A growing movement across the Pacific Northwest is gumming up the fossil-fuel works.

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The Dark Side of the Shale Bust

The shale oil bust may not turn to boom again anytime soon, but with WTI crude oil now in the $60 territory, many are hoping the worst is over.

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The Political Consequences of the Great Recession

American politics has entered a long phase of electoral volatility and divided government, with Republicans holding distinct advantages in mobilizing their coalition in many statewide and local contests and Democrats having a seemingly firm grip on presidential politics. The longer-term demographic and geographic shifts that are rapidly changing American society have yet to coalesce into clear partisan majorities across multiple levels of government.

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An Accident Waiting to Happen

The trains roll throughout the day, running east and west along the snow-blanketed tracks of northwestern Montana, dipping low along the southern edge of Glacier National Park. Boxcars, intermodal freight containers, and bulk cargo clamber up and then down the Continental Divide. Night falls, and yet another train emerges from the east, accompanied by a thin metal-on-metal shriek. First to appear …

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