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Diego Rivas
Energy efficiency advocate
Motivating Issue

Energy efficiency and conservation. This is not a “left” or “right” issue. It benefits everyone.

Why I Belong To MEIC

MEIC’s stand against coal, and its role in climate change. They take an uncompromised stance, and someone has to do it.

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I hope we see the light on putting some restraint on what we do. We shouldn’t do things just because we can. We need to change that mindset.

Member since 2009
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The Smith River Mine is NOT a Local Project

By Derf Johnson


A mailer sent to Smith River permit applicants by Canada based Tintina Resources.

As Canada based Tintina and Australia based Sandfire ready to submit a permit application for the Smith River mine (As early as November 2015), they’ve dramatically stepped up their public relations and outreach efforts. The companies are attempting to weave a narrative that the project is local. They’ve made some local folks, Jerry Zieg and Nancy Schlepp, the primary spokespeople and front for their efforts. I’m sure the two of them are great folks, but the fact of the matter is that this mine is not a local proposal, no matter how they can try to spin it or manufacture a fiction.

In fact, this project is controlled and backed by people across the world who sit in the board rooms of sky rises and make decisions based upon excel spreadsheets, not out of a storefront in White Sulphur Springs.

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Posted on October 8th, 2015

PSC deciding whether NW Energy or consumers should pay costs of Colstrip plant outage

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Creation question: Will the push for clean power kill jobs or generate more?

Posted on September 10th, 2015

Governor says “incredible potential” for wind energy in Montana

Posted on September 10th, 2015