Deborah K. Thomas
Deb is a 4th generation Montana native. She and her husband Dick Bilodeau raised their family in Clark, Wyoming, on the Eastern side of the Yellowstone Park ecosystem, along the Beartooth Front of the Rocky Mountains.
Deb began working on oil and gas issues in 1999 when a drill rig began operations 600 yards from her home. Working as a community organizer for Powder River Basin Resource Council, she organized the Clark Resource Council and the Pavillion Area Concerned Citizens. Deb has primarily worked on contamination issues in communities heavily impacted by oil and gas development. She has raised the awareness of local, state and federal elected and appointed government officials and developed strong working relationships with impacted residents, Tribal members and other stakeholders affected by fossil fuels development.