Below is quick and easy list of high-impact actions you can take this week that will help fight for our right to a clean and healthful environment. Pick one or do all three. However you decide to help is much appreciated.
On February 24th, at the request of NorthWestern Energy, the Montana House Energy Committee killed the Solar Jobs and Energy Freedom Act. The bill failed to pass when it received an 8 to 8 tied vote with Representatives Alan Redfield, Derek Skees, Austin Knudsen, Casey Knudsen, Geraldine Custer, James O’Hara, Adam Rosendale, and Daniel Zolnikov voting no.
The Montana legislature is nearing the halfway point and so far we’ve seen all kinds of attacks on clean energy. It’s time to show legislators that Montanans expect them to support MORE clean energy!
Come show your support for clean energy in Montana – come to the Solar Jobs and Energy Freedom Rally!
by Anne Hedges
Today State Action More Important than Ever
Today, Scott Pruitt, was approved by the U.S. Senate as the Director of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by a vote of 52-46. That’s gaspingly bad news for all of us who rely on clean air, clean water, and are concerned about climate change. It’s a catastrophe for those who face disasters and escalating costs due to wildfires, floods, rising seas, ocean acidification, drought, and food disruption.
Always Remember to Say Thank You!
The Montana Public Service Commission recently made two decisions that protect consumers and gives clean energy a fair shake. Please thank the commissioners for standing up to NorthWestern Energy, protecting consumers, and helping Montana’s clean energy fairly compete in out-of-state markets. The tool on the right will send a thank you note to each commissioner.
We know your time is valuable, but we need your help to support clean energy, clean water, and clean air (as well as your pocketbooks).
We have made another quick and easy list of five high-impact actions you can take this week that will help fight for our right to a clean and healthful environment. Pick one or do all five. However you decide to help is much appreciated.
Five Ways to Protect the Environment and Fight Climate Change in MT
MEIC has decided to provide a list of five or so things you can do each week to help protect the environment and fight for action on climate change. The Montana legislature moves quickly and your help is needed as changes happen. We urge you to make a few telephone calls and send a few e-mails each week to help us protect all of our rights to clean air, clean water and a healthy climate.
by Derf Johnson
It’s only reasonable, and legally required, that Montana’s water resources should be adequately protected. It’s also reasonable and legally required that, if water is to be polluted by toxins, the source of the contamination should be identified and controlled. Unfortunately, the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (Board) doesn’t agree. Instead, it chose secrecy over public disclosure, and damaged the constitutional right of all Montanans to a clean and healthful environment.
by Anne Hedges
Should the federal government impose a roadblock to clean energy development in Montana? Should it squash Montana wind energy development by imposing an extra charge that ensures Montana wind can’t compete in out-of-state electricity markets? You may think that’s what could happen in a President-elect Trump Administration, but it’s already happening right now.