The 2015 legislative session will be here soon, and the Montana Futures Raffle is the main source of funding for MEIC’s lobbying efforts.!
Energy efficiency and conservation. This is not a “left” or “right” issue. It benefits everyone.
MEIC’s stand against coal, and its role in climate change. They take an uncompromised stance, and someone has to do it.
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.
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U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana voted for the Keystone XL pipeline bill that was defeated Tuesday after failing to reach the 60-vote threshold necessary for approval.
Both are Democrats. <READ MORE>
By Anne Hedges
Okay, winning might be a stretch – there is no winning with climate change. But the biggest battle-front today involves convincing people, and thereby politicians, that the threat of climate change is real and solutions are necessary and affordable. The clean energy shift will snowball when we can overcome the hurdles thrown up by climate deniers and morally corrupt fossil fuel tycoons (in fact that snowball effect is already happening despite them…but I digress).
So how is industry saying we’re winning? An industry front group conducted a poll that says so. The group, Partnership for a Better Energy Future, is made up of 175 organizations whose names contain words like “coal,” “chamber,” “lignite,” “petroleum,” and “mining.” Shockingly their Montana poll results show Montanans care about climate change.
The American Legislative Exchange Council lost another corporate member last week. Less than a month after Microsoft said it would be terminating its membership with the state-policy-based nonprofit, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announced his company would also be abandoning ALEC. <READ MORE>
PPL earned $1.1 billion in profits in 2013, and can afford to clean up its toxic air pollution. It just doesn’t want to spend the money to clean up its act. PPL just asked the State to give it another year before it has to control its toxic air pollution because it doesn’t want to spend the money. Tell DEQ to say NO to this appalling corporate handout!