Climate Action - Energy

Conservationists across Montana have a double-track energy strategy to reduce the emission of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. They work to reduce our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, particularly coal and oil produced from Canadian tar sands, and insist that the economics of polluting energy factors in the adverse impacts of climate change. They also  promote renewable energy like wind, solar and biomass.

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Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group  |   Contributor: Todd Tanner;
Teddy Roosevelt was right. “Our duty to the whole, including the unborn generations, bids us restrain an unprincipled present-day minority from wasting the heritage of...
 
Personal Stories: Individual Story | Contributor: Conor Tokaz
Carrie La Seur is a seventh generation descendant of homesteaders who came to Montana in 1864 and settled in what is now called the Gallatin Valley, near the headwaters of the...
 
Partners in Conservation: Collaborative Partnership | Contributor: Amy Cilimburg
For the last few years, Missoulians from various sectors have been working on local climate action planning. We’ve been meeting, brainstorming, sponsoring events, and...
 
Partners in Conservation: Non-Profit Group | Contributor: Caroline Wallace
In the summer of 1974, a small group of eastern Montanans sat on a porch discussing the North Central Power Study. This study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation proposed 42 coal...
 
Personal Stories: Family Story | Contributor: Steve Charter
“My main assets are grass and water and my neighbors,” says Irv Alderson describing the Tongue River Valley ranch that has been in his family for generations. Two...
 
Personal Stories: Individual Story | Contributor: Caroline Wallace
Anna Jones-Crabtree has won awards as a steward of public lands, but it wasn't until 2009 that she and her husband Doug decided to become farmers as well.  Together, Anna...
 
Personal Stories: Individual Story | Contributor: Steve Charter
The sulfur-dioxide-laden plume of air pollution from the nearby refinery was at ground level when Eileen Morris and her friend Nettie Lees drove through it. Nettie immediately...
 
Personal Stories: Individual Story | Contributor: Diana Maneta
Linda Borton lives in Butte.  Her home was built in 1900, and when she moved there in 2004 it had no insulation and an inefficient, 1970s-era heating system....
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