Montana’s Black Gold

Montanans are already veterans of the battles oil brings: from the donnybrook inspired by oil companies’ lust to drill on the Rocky Mountain Front to larger concerns over global warming’s influence on the state’s snow pack and fire seasons. Those fights will continue. In the meantime, Montana must choose what to do with the oil money generated over the next decade—to say nothing of the more nebulous social effects of petroleum addiction across the state.

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