According to an article in the Billings Gazette entitled “Is the Big Sky blowing smoke?” only water vapor comes out of the stacks at the three oil refineries around Billings and the sugar beet factory.     Ryan Wegner, manager of finance and public affairs at Phillips 66 Billings Refinery, explains why anyone who says the Big Sky is filled with anything other than steam is just blowing smoke. “Many folks see these plumes from our facility and believe they are something other than what they actually are — steam….

Whoa whoa whoa. I think our Yellowstone County Commissioners have gotten a little ahead of themselves with this proposed “clean energy” oil refinery. Today, Commissioners Ostlund, Reno and Kennedy rolled out the welcome mat to the executives from Quantum Energy. “This clean technology has really got me excited,” Commissioner Ostlund said to the Billings Gazette this week. Then, today at the Commission meeting he asked the company what he could do to help. Well, I’d like to ask Commissioner Ostlund to help the public, instead of a practically defunct energy…