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David Quammen
Science journalist
Motivating Issue

Conservation of all species, not just humans. The loss of biological diversity is one of the worst impacts we are having on our planet.

Why I Belong To MEIC

MEIC is very good at seeing what’s coming over the horizon. They led on our subdivision and streambed laws, for which I’m very grateful every time I see an unspoiled view.

What I Want To Pass On

If you feel discouraged, that’s okay. It’s good to see the world clearly if that leads to action. Nothing is more important than conservation activism.

Member since Member since 1980
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Victory: Subdivision Sewage Discharge Permit Declared Void in Bitterroot Valley

by Jim Jensen

A wastewater discharge permit issued to the proposed Grantsdale subdivision on Skalkaho Road south of Hamilton by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) was issued illegally according to a recent State district court ruling.

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Posted on September 27th, 2016

Rally for Clean Energy in Montana!

Posted on September 26th, 2016

City agrees to consider Smith River resolution despite differing opinions

Posted on September 26th, 2016

You Have the Right to Know What Toxins Are in Your Water

by Derf Johnson

The science is in. The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” can and does lead to contamination of ground and surface water. This fact has been shown in several studies that have conclusively demonstrated a link between fracking activities and groundwater pollution. These findings are not all that shocking, as no technology is 100% safe, regardless of the misinformation that the oil and gas industry has been spewing for the past decade. There are numerous ways that the chemicals used in fracking can pollute water, including during the drilling process, transportation to and from the drill site, while being stored after drilling, and when well blow-outs occur.

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Posted on September 20th, 2016