Coal and Colstrip-related Bills – Good, Bad and Nutty

by Anne Hedges The 2017 Legislature passed 7 bills that benefitted the coal industry or gave millions of dollars in funding to the Colstrip...

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Smith River Mine – Get Ready to Fight Back

by Derf Johnson Get ready, because we are in for an all-out fight to protect the river that we all love and cherish. The Montana Department...

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NorthWestern Energy’s 2019 Draft Long-Term Resource Plan Released

by Brian Fadie On March 5, 2019, NorthWestern Energy (NWE) released its draft “2019 Resource Procurement Plan.” Creating a long-term...

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NorthWestern Energy’s Astounding, Appalling, and Audacious Proposals

by Anne Hedges and Brian Fadie As our current political climate should have taught us, there are no rules any more. Proposals that would...

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Spring Creek Mine Victory

by Derf Johnson Making major environmental decisions without conducting a full accounting and quantification of the major costs, and only...

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Climate Action: The Time is Now!

Volume 23, Number 2 — February 13th, PDF Version Fighting climate change isn’t just about fighting against coal mines and for...

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HJ 4: Supports Coal Mining and Exports to Foreign Nations

HJ 4 supports the mining and exportation of coal to foreign nations, primarily located in Asia. Coal is an antiquated form of power...

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Your “Insider’s Guide” to the Legislature since 1973

Volume 23, Number 1 — January 17th, 2019, PDF Version Welcome to the first issue of MEIC’s Capitol Monitor for the 2019 legislative...

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Montana’s Right to a Clean & Healthful Environment

In a 1999 landmark decision, MEIC v. Montana DEQ, the Montana Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Montanans’ constitutional right to a...

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MEIC and the Otter Creek Decision

The State Land Board Decision Politicians love to pay lip service to the importance of family farms, Montana’s agricultural heritage, and...

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