Montana’s oil and gas boom has brought the booming Montana town of Whitefish, Montana, to the brink of bankruptcy.
In a recent interview with the Missoulian, the town’s mayor said the city’s future was at risk.
“I think our town will go into the ground,” Mayor Mike O’Connell told the paper.
“We are just looking for a little more than what we have.
We’ve got a couple hundred bucks in our pocket, and we are going to make a living doing it.”
The town has a population of roughly 4,000, but only about 1,000 of them are employed.
According to the Missourian, the city of Whitefishing has about 20 employees, but many of them aren’t making enough money to pay their bills.
The city is now in the midst of a lawsuit, filed by the US government, seeking to force the city to pay back $5.5 million in debt to the oil and natural gas industry.
“Whitefish is a very small town.
It has only about 300 residents,” said local businessman Robert Waddell.
“The city was built in 1905 and it has a small population of about 3,000 people.”
According a lawsuit filed by US District Judge Michael F. McQuade in the US District Court for the District of Montana, the town of Whitefish, located on the North Platte River, has been the victim of a string of corporate raiders who have illegally used the town as a base to extract natural gas, oil, and minerals from its water.
In recent years, The American Petroleum Institute has been pushing Montana to expand its oil and other mineral extraction industries.
As part of the effort, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has set up a $1.5 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from Montana to Texas, as well as the North Dakota to Illinois. While the Montanas oil and mineral extraction industry has long been a hotbed of corporate greed, a recent study published by the University of Montana has revealed that Whitefishing is among the fastest growing and most profitable mining companies in the United States.
Whitefur, Montana is the fourth largest city in the state of Montanans, and has a population of approximately 3,800.
It is also the largest oil and gas producer in the country, and has more than 2,000 job openings.
But according to Missoulian reporter Scott Schott, even the booming oil and gas industry is hurting Whitefish.
He reported that the city has lost more than $600,000 in revenue from all the oil and drilling projects since 2008, with $1.1 million in losses for the current fiscal year.
Despite the recent downturn, McQuade declared that the City of Whitesville would continue to fight for profit and continue to work to protect its residents from corporate invasion and the illegal exploration of the region’s water.
McGrath said that he will fight to restore Whiteface’s economy to its pre-oil days.
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