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"Natural" Gas
...and why it's not the "bridge fuel" they want you to believe.
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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

Montana PSC hears testimony on proposal to account for costs of climate change

April 8, 2024 –  The Montana Public Service Commission’s hearing room in Helena was full Monday, as conservation groups, businesses and others made their case that the PSC should be considering the costs of climate change when making regulatory decisions.

Montana groups: Coal mining bill that would have weakened water quality won’t become law

April 1, 2024 – A bill that would have allowed coal mines to violate water quality standards if excess pollution was only for a limited amount of time won’t become law in Montana, according to plaintiffs who challenged it and another related bill.


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