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High Country News June 26, 1981

The Overthrust moneybelt: Difficult dispersal of impact dollars


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The Overthrust moneybelt: Difficult dispersal of impact dollars

A natural gas boom around Evanston, Wyoming, has brought a rise in violent crime, traffic and disintegration of rural culture, but funds set aside to mitigate the impacts haven't been properly applied.

"We don't have separation of powers here" -- the testing of tribal courts

A legal battle on Montana's Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation illustrates the quandary many tribal governments have as they face energy development decisions.


Conservatives and conservationists

The environmental perspective embraces not only the interests of the well-established environmental community, but many other interests as well, including the business sector.

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