|July 29, 2011
Mont. tribe renews bid to tap 9B ton coal cache
By MATTHEW BROWN – The Associated Press, July 29, 2011, 7:36PM
BILLINGS, Mont. – Montana’s Crow tribe and an Australian company on Friday renewed their bid to tap into the reservation’s huge fossil fuel reserves, with a scaled-down proposal for a coal-to-liquids plant and the new pursuit of coal exports to Asia. Read More...
July 15, 2011
Interior Secretary Says Montana Tribal Meetings Signal New Era for Indian Country Nationwide
June 30, 2011
Economic Development Agency grants $67,000 to conduct a cost study, preliminary architectural report, and environmental assessment of the LEED-certified Education and Technology Training Center (ETTC) to serve Crow Tribal members
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June 27, 2011
Scholarship and Internship Programs Underway with Montana Integrated Coal to Liquids Demonstration Project Funding
The Many Stars project is pleased to announce that programs designed to lead to real career opportunities in the energy field are underway at Little Big Horn College. Two programs have been developed to provide a direct pathway to careers in the emerging ICTL field.
March 20, 2011
Crow Tribal Members Approve $461M Water Settlement
February 22, 2011
LBHC selected for initial Tribal Colleges Breaking Through Project
December 4, 2010
Montana Coal Board grants Little Big Horn College $50,000 for Equipment for Work Readiness course
September 20, 2010
Baucus Announces Boost for Montana Energy Development and Jobs Senator Secures Key Funding for Energy Resource Development, Job Creation, Education and Training on Crow Reservation
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February 22, 2010
Big Sky Trust Fund grants $25,000 for Preliminary Architecture Report for the Education and Technical Training Center at Little Big Horn College
December 14, 2009
Accelergy Direct Coal Liquefaction Technology Selected
June 8, 2009
Australian-American Energy Appoints Dick Lyon as CEO
HOUSTON, Texas – Dick Lyon, Global Projects Director for Australian-American Energy Company (AAEC) LLC, which is developing the Many Stars Coal-to-Liquids project on the Crow Reservation in Montana, has now also been named Chief Executive Officer of the Houston-based company. Read More...
June 5, 2009
Schlumberger Carbon Services Proposes CO2 Sequestration Program
June 2, 2009
Many Stars Contracts with John T. Boyd for Coal Exploration Work
CROW AGENCY, MT – Developers of the Many Stars Coal-To-Liquid (CTL) Project on Montana’s Crow Reservation announced today they have contracted with mining consultant John T. Boyd Company (BOYD) to manage planning and execution of the next phase of coal exploration and delineation for the project. Read More...
April 15, 2009
Final Project Agreements Executed
CROW AGENCY, MT – The Crow Tribe and Australian-American Energy Co. LLC (AAEC) are pleased to announce they have executed the final project agreements for the Many Stars coal-to-liquids project to be constructed on the Crow Indian Reservation. Read More...
March 12, 2009
BIA Approves Many Stars CTL Agreement
CROW AGENCY, MT – Participants in the Many Stars Coal-to-Liquids Project are pleased to announce the Bureau of Indian Affairs has formally approved the contract between the Crow Nation and Australian-American Energy Co. LLC (AAEC). Read More...
March 6, 2009
Billings Gazette, By T. Allan Blood
Guest Opinion: Crow leader’s vision will live on in Many Stars coal-to-fuels project
A highlight of being in business with Montana’s Crow Nation is it afforded me the opportunity to spend time with a great man and a true friend, Chairman Carl Venne. Read Billings Gazette Article...
March 4, 2009
Trade & Industry Development Magazine Announces 2009 Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Award to Many Stars CTL
Trade & Industry Development is pleased to present the Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. This unique, unparalleled awards program recognizes corporate locations and investments with a focus on both the company investing in the community and the economic developers responsible for securing that investment. Recognition is bestowed on companies and communities in two distinct categories of site selection: Corporate Investment, as well as Community Impact.
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February 15, 2009
Statement from Allan Blood, Chairman of Australian-American Energy Company on the passing of Crow Chairman Carl Venne
“We were devastated to hear of the passing of Chairman Venne. Carl was not only a trusted ally in our Many Stars Coal-to-Liquids venture, he was a true friend, a great representative of the Crow Nation, and a wonderful man,” said Allan Blood, Chairman of Australian-American Energy Co. LLC. Read More...
November 17, 2008
Many Stars CTL Office Opens at Crow Agency
The Many Stars CTL project being developed in the Crow Nation in southeastern Montana has established a new headquarters office in Crow Agency. Read More...
October 21, 2008
Governor: Montana Joins Regional Energy Education Effort
HELENA, MONTANA – Governor Brian Schweitzer today announced that Montana State University- Billings will become a regional center for excellence for energy education by collaborating with Idaho State University’s Energy Systems Technology & Education Center (ESTEC) to bring energy curriculum to Montana students. Read More...
Coal News: New CTL Montana Project Announced
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Native American Journal: Powering a Nation, Energy Development on Native Lands
Courtesy of Native American Journal
August 8, 2008
Crow Nation and Australian-American Energy Company Sign Agreement for Montana Energy Project
CROW AGENCY, MONTANA – Governor Brian Schweitzer along with the Crow Tribe of Indians (Apsáalooke Nation) and Australian-American Energy Company LLC (AAEC) today announced agreements to develop a $7 billion coal-to-liquids project on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana. Read More...