Montana Environmental Information Center

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Use MEIC’s Legislative Bill Tracker tool to stay current with the most recent legislative happenings. You can see where a bill is in the process, read facts about different legislative proposals, and contact legislators about specific pieces of legislation.

Bills MEIC Support | Bills MEIC Oppose
SB 49 - Expand Use of Petroleum Mixing Zones

This bill would expand the ability of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to utilize petroleum mixing zones, which would lead to water degradation and potentially impact landowners who are adjacent to areas with leaking petroleum storage tanks.

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Hearing occurred in Senate Natural Resources, executive action not yet taken. | Official legislative site

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LC 0550 - Protecting Montana Water Resources from Oil, Gas, and Fracking

This bill would protect Montana’s water resources and landowners who live adjacent to oil and gas development by requiring notice to adjacent landowners that oil and gas development is going to occur. This bill would also allow adjacent landowners to request “baseline” water testing. Baseline water testing is essential to determine water quality Before oil and gas […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Hearing scheduled for 1/28 at 3:00 PM in Senate Natural Resources. | Official legislative site

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HB 182 - Prevent Reasonable Land-Use Planning

This bill prohibits a local governing body from considering how land proposed to be subdivided will be used unless the land is zoned. There is very little zoning in Montana outside of cities, so this bill would prohibit local governments from considering the impacts a proposed development might have on an area during the subdivision review […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Bill passed House Local Government Committee. | Official legislative site

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LC 0169 - Prohibit Sensible Land-Use Planning

This bill would prohibit consideration of future subdivision impacts. This bill prohibits a local government from considering the impact of future subdivisions when considering a subdivision application. This could result in a prohibition on local governments considering infrastructure plans, capital improvements plans, parks plans, and more, when considering subdivisions as all of those plans are […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: In Drafting Process | Official legislative site

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LC 1519 - Responsible Use of Montana’s Water by Mining Operations

Montana’s water non-degradation laws protect the water quality and quantity of our streams and rivers and to conserve water by protecting, maintaining, and improving the quality and potability of water for public water supplies, wildlife, fish and aquatic life, agriculture, industry, recreation, and other beneficial uses; . This bill would require, as part of the […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: In Drafting Process | Official legislative site

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SB 134 - Allow for Aggregate Net Metering for Clean Energy Projects

Net metering allows individuals and businesses who install a wind, solar, and even micro-hydro systems on their own property to receive credit on their energy bill for the energy their system produces. Renewable energy system owners can only get credit for the amount of energy their system produces up to the amount that offsets their […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Hearing occurred in Senate Energy and Telecommunications, executive action not yet taken. | Official legislative site

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HB 188 - Allow for Roll-over of Net Metering Credits to Benefit Clean Energy

Net metering allows individuals and businesses who install a wind, solar, and even micro-hydro systems on their own property to receive credit on their energy bill for the energy their system produces. Renewable energy system owners can only get credit for the amount of energy their system produces up to the amount that offsets their […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Hearing occurred in House Federal Relations, Energy and Telecommunications, executive action not yet taken. | Official legislative site

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HB 192 - Increase the Cap on Net Metering for Renewable Energy

Net metering allows individuals and businesses who install a wind, solar, and even micro-hydro systems on their own property to receive credit on their energy bill for the energy their system produces. Renewable energy system owners can only get credit for the amount of energy their system produces up to the amount that offsets their […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Hearing occurred in House Federal Relations, Energy and Telecommunications, executive action not yet taken. | Official legislative site

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LC 0292 - Allow MDU Customers to Net Meter Renewable Energy

Net metering allows individuals and businesses who install a wind, solar, and even micro-hydro systems on their own property to receive credit on their energy bill for the energy their system produces. Renewable energy system owners can only get credit for the amount of energy their system produces up to the amount that offsets their […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: In Drafting Process | Official legislative site

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LC 0291 - Allow for Neighborhood Renewable Energy Projects to Net Meter

Net metering allows individuals and businesses who install a wind, solar, and even micro-hydro systems on their own property to receive credit on their energy bill for the energy their system produces. Renewable energy system owners can only get credit for the amount of energy their system produces up to the amount that offsets their […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Hearing scheduled for 1/27 at 3:00 PM in Senate Energy and Telecommunications. | Official legislative site

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