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Mary Schaad
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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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Montana DOJ Applauds Supreme Court Ruling On WOTUS

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Giant Slaughterhouse Proposed near Great Falls

by Anne Hedges

Residents just outside of Great Falls, Montana, believed they were living in an area zoned for agriculture. They thought that meant farms, the usual livestock, agricultural equipment on the dirt roads, and wide-open spaces. They received a rude awakening in October 2017 when they learned that a huge slaughterhouse and rendering plant was proposed in their area. They were shocked to learn that the Cascade County Commission had changed the zoning regulations earlier in the year to allow this type of industrial operation in their agriculturally zoned area. It remains unclear who made the request to the County for the radical change in its zoning rules, as there were no supporters or opponents during the public comment period for the change. However, one thing is certain; people in the area are now very rightfully concerned.

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Posted on January 18th, 2018

Guest opinion: Help Colstrip with utilities’ tax windfall

Posted on January 16th, 2018

Power plants burning Montana coal could drop from 50 to 14 in less than 2 decades

Posted on January 16th, 2018