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Mary Schaad
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Motivating Issue

Water and food. They’re interrelated, of course. A lot of our problems start with the use of petroleum-based chemicals on our food, and those get washed into the water supply. If we get our food system right, that will solve a lot of issues.

Why I Belong To MEIC

MEIC offers guidance to grassroots organizations. They understand the politics of the issues and do a good job of explaining it in their publications, which offer a course of action.

What I Want To Pass On

We need to protect our agricultural lands. Once land is developed for houses, you never get it back.

Member since 2009
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It Turns Out Colstrip Electricity is Expensive – Really, Really Expensive

by Anne Hedges

Raise your hand if you want to pay a lot more for energy that’s dirty.

Let’s talk money.

It’s tiring to hear people repeat the same argument they’ve made since the 1970’s without bothering to update their facts. Namely, “We need coal power because it’s so cheap.” The old argument goes that if we transition off of coal-fired power our bills will skyrocket. Forget the arguments on climate change and the cost that it imposes on society. Let’s just talk about the raw numbers of what we pay for electricity.

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Posted on May 29th, 2018

Help Stop the Fossil Fuel Bonanza in Montana

Coal Mining Companies Want to Mine 215 Million Tons of Coal in Montana, Equivalent to The Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Over 92 million Passenger Vehicles Driven for One Year. Meanwhile, EPA Wants to Deregulate Toxic Coal Ash Disposal for Coal Companies. Coincidence?

We need you to tell Government Agencies to Protect Public Health, Not Polluters

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Posted on April 19th, 2018

Down to Earth – April 2018

Click on this link to see the latest issue of Down to Earth.

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Posted on April 17th, 2018

BIG Opportunity for Climate Action April 18th

For the first time ever, NorthWestern Energy is hosting a public meeting regarding its long-term energy plan (officially called a Resource Procurement Plan). This important plan helps guide the utility when deciding where to get its energy from over the next 20 years. We need you to attend and tell NorthWestern you want more clean energy – not fossil fuels! Read More

Posted on April 12th, 2018