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Backing the Front

Backing the Front: Fighting Oil and Gas Development in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front

Gloria Flora

October 31, 2012

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When Gloria Flora took the helm of Lewis & Clark National Forest in Montana in 1995, she found priceless wildlands threatened by oil and gas speculators. Defying convention, she declared the area off-limits to oil and gas development, adding a definitive new twist to the interplay between community groups, the fossil fuel industry, and the government that is playing out in surprising ways.

 

From Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

Edited by Tom Butler, Daniel Lerch and George Wuerthner