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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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Australian company now majority owner of Tintina

Posted on November 24th, 2015

Why Colstrip’s Future Could Be Decided In Washington State

Colstrip Power PlantAbout a dozen Montanans were in Spokane Wednesday to talk to Washington state lawmakers about legislation that would impact the Colstrip coal-fired power plant southeast of Billings.

The Colstrip plant is partially owned by several Washington utilities, and exports a lot of the electricity it generates to Washington. But now, forecasts are for coal power to get more expensive. So Washington utilities are asking their lawmakers them to let them potentially find cheaper energy options. Options that could lead them to shut down part of Colstrip.

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Montana joins lawsuit challenging clean-power rules

Posted on October 26th, 2015

Victory: Protecting Clean Water and Preventing Coal Exports

The Signal Peak coal mine in Montana. Photo by Larry Mayer/Billings Gazette.

The Signal Peak coal mine in Montana. Photo by Larry Mayer/Billings Gazette.

Signal Peak Energy wants its Bull Mountain mine to become the largest underground coal mine in the nation. Most of the coal that is currently mined is shipped to Asian markets. Fortunately, Signal Peak’s expansion plans hit a major snag last week due in large part to some great legal representation by Western Environmental Law Center’s Shiloh Hernandez.

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Posted on October 19th, 2015