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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.

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Zinke Votes For Toxic Coal Ash Bill, Removing Safeguards for Montana’s Water



  • Anne Hedges, MEIC, (406) 461-9546
  • Derf Johnson, MEIC, (406) 581-4634

Zinke Votes For Toxic Coal Ash Bill, Removing Safeguards for Montana’s Water

Helena, MT – On Wednesday, July 22nd, Congressman Ryan Zinke voted in favor of a bill that removes, weakens, and delays critical safety protections established in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s long-awaited and first-ever national coal ash rule. H.R. 1734 passed by a vote of 258 to 166, but has been threatened with a veto by the Obama administration.

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Posted on July 23rd, 2015

Montana Ahead of the Game in Court Ruling on Mercury

Public News ServiceHELENA, Mont. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the costs of implementing smokestack technology to control mercury pollution should have been considered by the EPA before the agency proceeded to draft its Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Read More. 

Posted on July 7th, 2015

IEEFA Report: Two More Aging Coal-Fired Power Plants That Should Be Retired

Colstrip Power Plant

A new report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis shows in deep detail how two aging coal-fired units at an electricity-generation plant in eastern Montana are financially unviable in the fast-changing new energy economy.

Posted on June 24th, 2015

‘Smith River Memories’ campaign opposes copper mine plan

Posted on June 18th, 2015