U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana voted for the Keystone XL pipeline bill that was defeated Tuesday after failing to reach the 60-vote threshold necessary for approval.
Both are Democrats. <READ MORE>
The American Legislative Exchange Council lost another corporate member last week. Less than a month after Microsoft said it would be terminating its membership with the state-policy-based nonprofit, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announced his company would also be abandoning ALEC. <READ MORE>
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday that Montana can meet the Obama administration’s goal of reducing climate pollution while protecting energy-related jobs and avoiding the closure of coal plants that generate the bulk of the state’s emissions. <READ MORE>
Say you’re a software developer holding down a six-figure salary at Microsoft in Redmond. You read the news; maybe you even heard World Meteorological Organization secretary-general Michel Jarraud on TV saying “we’re running out of time” to deal with global warming, ahead of next week’s climate summit in New York. <READ MORE>
Montana should keep requiring utilities to procure 15 percent of their power from renewable sources such as wind by 2015 — no more or no less — members of an interim committee of the Legislature decided Monday. <READ MORE>
Wildlife destruction, that’s what some environmental groups are campaigning to avoid.
“save our smith” is the slogan groups are using to fight a recently funded proposed mining project from the Canadian company Tintina. <READ MORE>