Montana Public Radio

oil

Gov. Steve Bullock. File Photo
Christopher B. Allen

As the price of oil continues to fall, Governor Steve Bullock says he’s not worried about the impact on Montana’s budget from declining oil tax revenue.
 
"I don’t go into the next legislative session saying revenues will live or die on what happens with oil prices."
 
Bullock says oil revenues only represent about $100 million worth of Montana’s $2.5 billion general fund budget.
 
"Now, that’s not to say that the oil and gas boom is not significant, because it’s also additional employment."
 

Madelyn Beck

In the drilling sites and "man camps" of North Dakota's oil fields, women can seem like fictional beings.  But you don't really need to look far to find women living and working in the Bakken oil patch. In small towns near drilling rigs, women and teenagers perform essential jobs. Some are native to the region, while others moved there independently or with partners, looking for work. These women keep the towns moving and sometimes even venture onto the oil fields to do a "man's" work.

Evening Primrose

Apr 18, 2014

4/19/14: This week on "The Plant Detective:"  There's an important acid in the seeds of evening primrose: gamma linolenic acid, or GLA, which is an essential fatty acid. From EFAs, our bodies manufacture chemicals responsible for many basic functions, and EFA deficiency may contribute to arthritic inflammation, menstrual problems, eczema, and more.

Living on Earth Extra

Mar 12, 2014

03/12/2014 - The Crimean Conflict and Energy, Reducing Sulfur, Saving Lives, and Ice Climbing

http://www.loe.org/

Ken Egan

Nov 27, 2013

9/10/13 - The American west has a history of economic booms and busts.  With shale oil development headed our way, are there lessons we can learn from our past?

Pages