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Blackfeet oil drilling raises questions - Hungry Horse News
"Reading Glacier Park superintendent Chas Cartwright's Dec. 6 letter to the Blackfeet Agency in Browning got me to wondering what would have happened if the Blackfeet Nation had asked for a full-blown EIS when the Great Northern Railroad announced plans to build roads, trails and lodges inside Glacier Park and to promote the area as major tourist attraction."
news  ndn  blackfeet  oil  fracking  environment  glacier_np  development  sovereignty  diss  montana 
february 2012 by nicholassenn
Monuments, parks and national forests benefit communities / Great Falls Tribune
And when Glacier National Park was created, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce predicted economic ruin for northwest Montana — and today the same Chamber of Commerce boosts how it's the "Gateway to Glacier."
news  land_use  tourism  development  economics  politics  history  doi  diss  yellowstone  glacier_np  prairie  montana  wyoming 
september 2010 by nicholassenn
Glacier National Park: Our Ticket to the Third World? | Flathead Beacon
That might be fine if Northwest Montana was in the Third World. But we aren’t. We still speak English, and while words like “employment,” “diversification,” and “stability” might seem foreign to a “geotraveler,” they remain more than courtesy words in our local language.
op_ed  glacier_np  economics  development  tourism  diss  montana 
august 2010 by nicholassenn
Boom and Gloom / Missoula Independent
Montana's Blackfeet Nation recently signed the largest oil exploration deal in the tribe's history. Is it a vital step to saving the reservation, or an agreement destined for disaster?
news  ndn  blackfeet  oil  land_use  development  diss  montana 
june 2010 by nicholassenn
Creating Neighborhood Capital from Strip Malls / Planetizen
Strip malls are in virtually every American city, but they're rarely an important part of those cities. Ava Bromberg says they can be. Her idea is to turn strip malls into community-owned hubs that generate capital within their neighborhood and keep it there.
news  planning  community  development  economics  spatial_justice  los_angeles 
october 2009 by nicholassenn
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