By Anne Hedges and Katy Spence, Missoula Current
Protecting the climate and clean water will be an uphill battle in the second half of the Montana legislative session. The Montana Environmental Information Center (MEIC) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization advocating for clean air, clean water, a livable climate, and sustainable communities in Montana.
MEIC has lobbied in legislative sessions since our founding in 1973, and we can say without a doubt that the last several sessions have been difficult, but crucial in the struggle for a healthy climate. Defeating legislation that will curb climate progress – and passing good legislation – requires engagement at all levels, from local governments to everyday Montanans concerned about the climate crisis, public safety, and affordable energy.