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Motivating Issue

Water and food. They’re interrelated, of course. A lot of our problems start with the use of petroleum-based chemicals on our food, and those get washed into the water supply. If we get our food system right, that will solve a lot of issues.

Why I Belong To MEIC

MEIC offers guidance to grassroots organizations. They understand the politics of the issues and do a good job of explaining it in their publications, which offer a course of action.

What I Want To Pass On

We need to protect our agricultural lands. Once land is developed for houses, you never get it back.

Member since 2009
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Down to Earth – August 2015

DTE - August 2015 (small file)-1Click on the link below to download the August 2015 issue of Down to Earth.

In this issue:

  • Clean Power Plan
  • Colstrip Power Plant
  • Montana Coal Mining Update
  • Regional Power Plan
  • Montanore Mine

Down to Earth – August 2015

Posted on August 21st, 2015

Groups seek to block coal mine expansion

Posted on August 18th, 2015

Clean Power Plan’s Targets For Montana Remain Unclear

mtprNews reports are saying that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan has set new targets for Montana that are twice as large as those floated last year in a draft of the plan. But the head of Montana’s Department of Environmental Quality, Tom Livers, says it’s still unclear to him what exactly the new thresholds are.

Posted on August 4th, 2015

Montanans Weigh The Risks And Rewards Of Mining Near The Smith River

mtprAbout 50 miles east of Helena, in White Sulphur Springs, residents are weighing the benefits that a new copper mine could bring to their community: about 200 new jobs along with millions of dollars to spur business growth. Opponents of the mine say Montana risks losing something even more valuable, one of its last unspoiled rivers.

Posted on July 31st, 2015