Montana Environmental Information Center

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Protect Montana’s Smith River from Arsenic

SmithVancouver, Canada, based Tintina Resources wants to mine for copper at the headwaters of the Smith River. This spring, MEIC and Earthworks challenged Tintina’s plans for a massive exploration tunnel, and the company withdrew its application. Now, Tintina is proposing to pump arsenic-laden water near its proposed mine site, and we need your help! <TAKE ACTION>

Tell the Montana Public Service Commission You don’t want to pay more for Colstrip’s Dirty Power

Colstrip Power Plant

If you are a NorthWestern Energy customer, last week the Montana Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to increase your electricity bills by 6.25% because the aging Colstrip coal-fired power plant broke down – again. We need you to contact the Montana Public Service Commission, and to tell it that Montanans don’t want their electric bills to increase because of an unreliable and aging coal plant. <TAKE ACTION NOW>

Support Montana’s Successful Renewable Energy Standard

JudithGap2The Energy and Telecommunications Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature is accepting public comments now on its draft report, findings, and recommendations on the benefits and costs of Montana’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES). The Committee will finalize its report at its July meeting. It is critical that members of the Committee hear from you on the many benefits of clean energy in Montana! <TAKE ACTION>

Support the Biggest Moment Yet in Fighting Global Warming

Colstrip Power Plant

The Colstrip coal-fired power complex, the largest carbon polluter in Montana.

EPA proposal would reduce carbon pollution by 730 million metric tonnes by 2030

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first-ever proposed carbon pollution limit for existing power plants, marking the biggest step yet in the fight against global warming. Power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution in both Montana and the United States. We urgently need you to contact Montana elected officials who will play a critical role in the implementation of these standards, and ask them to support carbon pollution limits for power plants and a strong state plan. <TAKE ACTION>

Tester and Walsh: No to Keystone XL

tar sands destructionThe U.S. Senate is considering a vote as early as this week on a plan to bypass the president and force construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Despite the president’s ongoing analysis of the impacts of Keystone, and the authority to approve or deny the pipeline, certain members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for a vote. Contact Senators Tester and Walsh today! <TAKE ACTION>

Australians Shipping Montana Coal to Asia?

coal-train_doeThe next few days are critical for Montana’s future.  Oregon Governor Kitzhaber is making decisions now that affect us all. In the next few days, Kitzhaber will decide whether to grant multi-national Australian corporation Ambre Energy a state lands permit for the Morrow Pacific coal export project. Tell Oregon’s Governor Kitzhaber that coal exports would be detrimental to Montana, and that he should deny Ambre’s Department of State Lands permit. <TAKE ACTION>

Renewable Energy Needs Level Playing Field

windThe Senate Finance Committee will consider whether to extend two important tax credits for wind and solar energy this week. Contact Montana Senators Tester and Walsh Today! <TAKE ACTION>

Land Board: NO to Signal Peak Coal

Signal PeakThis coming Tuesday, March 18, the Montana Land Board will consider whether to approve the expansion of the Signal Peak coal mine onto State Lands north of Billings. <TAKE ACTION>

Countdown to a Decision on Keystone

tar sands destructionWithin the next few months, we expect Secretary of State John Kerry to issue a recommendation to the President on whether to approve the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. We need you to contact Secretary John Kerry today, and to tell him the pipeline should be rejected by the President.  <ACT NOW>

24 Hours to Save Montana’s Sage Grouse!

sage-grouse alertThe iconic Greater Sage Grouse is seriously threatened by habitat loss. Energy development and resource extraction threaten the species. We need you speak up for Montana’s Greater Sage Grouse in the next 24-hours! <ACT NOW>