The gas industry has known for decades that it contributes to climate change. For the past 100 years, the gas industry has been working to convince us that gas is safe, reliable, and essential. The gas industry lobbies across the country to prevent better building codes to protect their profits. Industry has even gone so far as to directly advertise these myths to children, distributing coloring books to elementary schools using pro-industry messaging. 

The truth is, gas is not a bridge fuel between coal and renewable energy, gas is not the solution to stabilize our energy grid, gas will not save customers money, and gas is not the solution to the climate crisis.

Event:

Join Montana Environmental Information Center Policy Director Anne Hedges for a conversation about NorthWestern’s gas plant proposal and its many flaws. 

RSVP:

October 21, 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom. Join us if you are interested in learning more about NorthWestern’s gas plant proposal and its many flaws. Register here.

Watch the Sept. 16 Don’t Fall for Gas event:

More reading:

The truth about gas:

https://meic.org/issues/oil-and-gas-in-montana/oil-and-gas-pollution-in-montana/

Gas myths and industry talking points:

https://www.vox.com/22260311/oil-gas-fossil-fuel-companies-climate-change

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/08/oil-companies-climate-crisis-pr-spending

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/06/how-the-fossil-fuel-industry-convinced-americans-to-love-gas-stoves/

https://grist.org/culture/how-natural-gas-propaganda-made-it-into-elementary-classrooms-in-deep-blue-america/

 

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