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Eastern Montana needs our help, now

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For many years, Montana has developed our natural resources — we can think of timber in Western Montana, copper in Butte, coal throughout many parts of the state and again a resurgence of oil and gas in Eastern Montana. At their economic peaks, each energy industry has created a quick demand for additional services and infrastructure. Communities like Sidney, Glendive, Bainville and Culbertson have and continue to feel the strain of a quickly growing oil and gas industry.

Recently, House Bill 218, a bill meant to send $35 million to communities most impacted by rapid growth, was vetoed...

 

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