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2017 Montana Legislature in Review

Below is a full rundown of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2017 Montana Legislative Session. Follow the links for individual topics. Also, make sure to check out our 2017 Legislative Voting Record, and know how your representative and senator scored!

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U.S. Withdrawal from Paris a Tragedy and Incentive

By Anne Hedges

Trump did it again. He felt more compelled to keep an uninformed campaign promise and lie to U.S. coal miners than to maintain U.S. leadership and commitments to this country and the world. Now that is truly SAD.

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Debunking More Myths on Wind Energy

by Brian Fadie

Recently, a Montana state senator shared a link on social media pointing to a anti-renewable energy blog that claims tens of thousands of broken down wind turbines are littering the country. The blog is almost four years old, absent of corroborating sources, and long on nakedly disparaging statements about wind – credibility warning signs that one might expect would dissuade an elected official from endorsing it.

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2017 MEIC Legislative Voting Record

Since 1974, the MEIC Legislative Voting Record has provided objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered, and the corresponding voting records, of all members of the Montana Senate and Montana House of Representatives. This year’s legislative scorecard includes critical votes on clean water and streamflows, clean energy, coal and fossil fuels, land use planning, climate change, environmental policy, and the Smith River mine.

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Contact the Governor – We Need Vetoes!

The Montana Legislature is in its final week, and several bad bills are heading to the Governor. The Governor is making his decision RIGHT NOW on whether to sign them into law or veto these terrible bills. Below is a quick and easy list of bills — contact the Governor and request vetos. Please help fight for our right to a clean and healthful environment. Pick one or do all four. However much you decide to do will help make a difference.

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Why Is Montana Driving Away Clean Energy Investments?

by Anne Hedges

It’s that time of the legislative session when mischief occurs – and perhaps no bill has been subject to more mischief than SB 338. There’s a reason that the leading renewable energy advocates in Montana and the region are strongly opposed to the bill (Renewable Northwest, Northwest Energy Coalition, Sierra Club, and MEIC), as are the Montana Chamber of Commerce, Montana Taxpayers Association, and the owners of Colstrip. Politics makes strange bedfellows.

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2017 Earth Day and Climate Movement Events Around Montana

Find out when and where 2017 Earth Day and Climate Movement events are happening around Montana.

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High-Impact Actions for the Environment (Week of April 3rd)

The Montana Legislature has only four weeks left. Below is a 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 five. However much you decide to do will help make a difference.

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High-Impact Actions for the Environment (Week of March 27th)

Below is a 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 four. However much you decide to do will help make a difference.

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High-Impact Actions for the Environment (Week of March 13th)

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.

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