Global warming is already affecting Montana, and will continue to do so for decades to come. In the absence of national policy that jumpstarts the clean energy economy by ramping down dangerous carbon emissions, our economy and wildlands are at an even greater risk.
In a letter to Doc Hastings, Chairman of House Committee on Natural Resources and Edward Markey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, The Wilderness Society President William H. Meadows sent words of support for Secretarial Order #330 announced in late December 2010.
The Department of Energy’s flawed implementation of regional designations known as National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors resulted in a court decision on behalf of 10 states and 15 environmental and conservation groups.
Although the oil and gas industry and their allies have criticized Obama Administration policies for allegedly restricting the industry’s access to federal lands for drilling, new data shows that the industry is sitting on millions of acres and thousands of unused leases.