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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

Down to Earth

Stay up-to-date on the latest environment news in Montana with Down to Earth, our quarterly membership publication.

The Latest Stories and Actions from MEIC

Press Release: EPA updates air quality standards, lowers allowable amount of emitted mercury and air toxics

April 25, 2024 – The updated rule will have significant impacts on emissions of lung-damaging air pollutants in Montana.

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

Guest column: Let’s band together to protect our Smith River!

May 30, 2024 – Summers on Montanas’s Smith River. Does it get any better than that? Our beloved Smith River is a place where we gather with family and friends to soak in some of Montana’s most pristine wilderness. But this cherished land continues to be under threat by outside industrial mining interests.


MEIC: Montana PSC using ‘stall tactic’ with climate petition

May 28, 2024 –  The Montana Public Service Commission is slow-walking a petition that would require the utility regulator to consider climate change in its decisions and acting outside Montana law, a representative of the group that brought the petition said Tuesday.

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