Guest Commentary: Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur is an energy and environmental attorney with the firm of Baumstark Braaten Law Partners in Billings, Montana. She founded and serves on the board of directors of Plains Justice, an organization providing technical and legal support in northern plains communities.

Review of Rail Spur for Montana Coal Cites Shaky Economics but Ignores Risks to Ranchers

Review of Rail Spur for Montana Coal Cites Shaky Economics but Ignores Risks to Ranchers

Surface Transportation Board Expresses Well-Advised Skepticism of the Proposed Tongue River Railroad

A draft environmental impact statement that came out a few weeks ago on a proposed 40-mile-long coal-car railroad spur in southeastern Montana is at once both enlightened and shockingly ill-informed. It gets the questionable economics of the project right but overlooks the risks the project would pose to ranchers and the environment. Cattle ranchers have […]