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Join us in celebrating 50 years of protecting Montana’s clean and healthful environment.
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Protecting Air & Water

Protecting and advancing air and water quality standards to ensure a clean and healthy climate for future generations

Climate & Energy

Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels through an equitable transition to renewable and clean energy sources

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Let's rise up.

Help protect Montana’s clean air and water.

For 50 years, MEIC has worked to keep Montana’s air and water clean. We have stopped dirty acid mines and helped pass and defend strong pollution control laws. And it’s all made possible by our members.

MEIC is made up of thousands of Montanans who care deeply about this state – our home. This strong membership has allowed MEIC to remain independent and to always fight for what is right. We would love to have you as a member too.

MEIC in the News

Montana Supreme Court revokes Rosebud coal mine expansion

Nov 27, 2023 – In a unanimous decision, the justices ruled that the Montana DEQ discounted water quality impacts in a 2015 decision authorizing the expansion.

Coal mine expansion permit vacated by Montana Supreme Court

Nov 27, 2023 – In issuing permits for expansion of a key Montana coal mine, state regulators have consistently ignored water quality laws, the Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday as it vacated a permit for Rosebud Mine.

Save Our Smith—more than just a river.

“For a practice that has a known effect on soils and strata and water, the onus should be on the applicant [to pay for mine clean-up]. I appreciate mining practices, but what is anything worth if you don’t have clean water?”
J.P. Pomnichowski
Former Senator, SD 33