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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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The Latest Stories and Actions from MEIC

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

PSC to investigate NorthWestern Energy’s decisions during January cold spell

Jan 30, 2024 – The Montana Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to investigate how NorthWestern Energy and another utility planned and handled power generation and costs during the record cold snap that hit Montana earlier this month.

Nick Fitzmaurice: Poor Planning Puts NorthWestern's Reliability at Risk

Jan 19, 2024 –  NorthWestern Energy is sticking with its exaggerated claims that Montana needs expensive coal and methane gas thermal resources for extreme conditions like these, but this is far from the truth. 

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