Montana Environmental Information Center

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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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NorthWestern Energy Once Again Kills Future Solar Jobs and Energy Freedom for Montana

by Brian Fadie

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.

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Solar Jobs and Energy Freedom Rally!

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!

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