• These Bills All Should Be Vetoed

    Volume 22, Number 6 — May 2, 2017, PDF Version The 2017 Montana Legislature has adjourned, sine die (Latin for “without [setting a] day [to return]. MEIC had incredible success in stopping a number of bad bills in their tracks, in large part thanks to the help of our members and supporters who contacted their

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  • March Madness (in April) at the Montana Legislature

    March Madness may be over for college basketball, but madness is entering full swing at the Montana Legislature. This is the time of the session when the worst bills are being debated, when deals are being cut behind closed doors, and when legislators are trying to wrap up their work and get out of Helena

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  • High Priority Half-Time Report

    Volume 22, Number 4 — March 3, 2017, PDF Version Legislators are heading into their half-time break, but MEIC is still working hard to support clean energy, clean water, and clean air, and we need your help too! Make a few phone calls, send a few emails, or talk to your legislator, and help protect Montana’s

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  • Things Are Heating Up

    Volume 22, Number 3 — February 17, 2017, PDF Version Until now the 2017 legislative session focused on attacking clean energy. Many legislators seem intent on preventing Montanans from powering their homes and businesses with solar energy, or on stopping development of Montana’s outstanding wind resource. This approach will leave Montana “in the dust” as

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  • Expanding Clean Energy in Montana!

    Volume 22, Number 3 — January 23, 2017, PDF Version One of the best opportunities in the 2017 legislative session to improve Montana’s environmental laws involves the encouragement of renewable energy systems. There are several bills that MEIC supports that will improve our current clean energy laws and we will work hard to have passed.

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

    Volume 22, Number 1 — December 21, 2017, PDF Version Welcome to the first issue of MEIC’s Capitol Monitor for the 2017 legislative session.  As usual, you can expect to receive high-quality and up-to-date information on the session from MEIC. We expect that this session will be one of the most challenging in MEIC’s 43-year history.

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  • Contact Governor Bullock Today

    Dirty Coal and Water Bills Headed to his Desk Need to be Vetoed While a number of this session’s anti-environment bills were defeated due the efforts of MEIC and its allies, several “dirty coal” and dirty water bills have cleared the Legislature and now await action by Gov. Steve Bullock. Only his veto can stop

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  • Protecting the Environment from Uncontrolled Oil and Gas Development at the Legislature

    Volume 21, Number 2 — February 4, 2015 PDF Version Over the past decade, oil and gas development in Montana has experienced exponential growth and become a major environmental concern. With the advent of horizontal drilling, combined with hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking” as it’s known) there has been tremendous growth in the number of oil

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  • Your “Insider’s Guide” to the 2015 Legislature

    Volume 21, Number 1 — January 7, 2015 PDF Version Welcome to the first issue of MEIC’s Capitol Monitor for the 2015 legislative session.  As usual, you can expect to receive high-quality and up-to-date information on the Montana legislative session. We expect this session will be one of the most challenging in MEIC’s 41-year history.

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  • Contact Governor Bullock Today!

    Volume 20, Number 3 — April 16, 2013 PDF Version Bad Bills are Headed to His Desk! While many of this session’s anti-environment bills did not “pass muster,” and have been defeated in committee or failed on a floor vote in the Senate or House, several bad bills have cleared the Legislature and now await

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