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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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EIA: Mountain states quickly moving away from coal

This week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) put out electricity generation numbers for mountain west states showing an on average decline in coal use by 13% over the past ten years.

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Posted on October 21st, 2016

Helena City Commission adopts Smith River resolution

Posted on October 18th, 2016

Now that Solar is Cost Competitive, Utilities are Taking Aim at This 1978 Energy Law

Guest post by Ed Smeloff, Managing Director of the Regulatory Team at Vote Solar

There’s an emerging trend among utilities across the country to undermine a law that promotes solar energy. The attack is on a decades-old law called the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA – a law that has paved the way for policies that have brought renewable energy into the mainstream in the United States.

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Posted on October 17th, 2016

A Major Victory for Clean Water at Colstrip

by Derf Johnson

Montana is riddled with the ghosts of industries past – the Berkeley Pit, the Clark Fork River, the Zortman/Landusky, Beal Mountain, and Belt Creek mines, the ASARCO smelter site in East Helena, the asbestos contamination in Libby – just to name a few. The list goes on and on, for both recent as well as historic sites, at which the land and water have been polluted and degraded, and, too often, which have required taxpayer funds to remediate and manage them.

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Posted on October 12th, 2016