Libertarians are pushing ballot initiatives in six Western states to vastly reduce the government's power to regulate land uses. The initiatives seek to limit regulatory takings of land by requiring the government to compensate owners for any losses.
Aug 7, 2006 High Country News
To "end our addiction to oil", ethanol, a bio-fuel, seems a likely transportation fuel to boost. However, from an air quality and global warming perspective, if the ethanol is going to be produced from coal-fired plants, is it worth it?
Mar 24, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor
In the Rockies, developers and oil and natural gas companies are vying for access to the same land -- but what could be the consequences for local communities?
Mar 19, 2006 The Chicago Tribune
Yellowstone gateway looks to guide rapid growth, change.
Nov 19, 2005 Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
Steve Herbaly, a former planning director, talks about how politics gets in the way of planning.
Sep 23, 2005 Bigfork Eagle
Promised applications range from homes to guest retreats to refugee shelters.
Aug 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor
"The Fire Next Time" deals with how talk radio divided a small town already suffering from economic and community woes dealing with land use.
Jul 8, 2005 AlterNet
Montana, which has no sales tax, wants Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco to pay a tax to offset the state's welfare costs related to the big-boxes' poor labor practices.
Feb 17, 2005 CNN
Columnist Steven Greenhut see the impact of smart growth in Bozeman Montana, and warns readers to "be afraid, be very afraid."
Nov 27, 2004 Orange County Register
The theme at Montana's annual state conference on smart growth, was how to blend economic prosperity with smart growth and land-use planning.
Nov 26, 2004 Ravali Republic Online