Big coal may be set to get a big break in Montana, but with
your help we can keep clean air—and clean energy-—on track in the Big Sky
Attend a public hearing next week or send your comment
today. Help put a nail in the
coffin of coal!
In response to a WildEarth Guardians’ lawsuit, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency proposed a plan to supposedly clean up Montana’s haze
Long overdue, this plan was supposed to protect Montana’s
most iconic landscapes—Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness, and
many others—which are on average nine times hazier than normal.
These pristine landscapes are a bellwether for air quality
in the West. When the air in these
wild, remote places is so dirty you can see it nearly every day, that’s a
problem for our own communities.
Unfortunately, the EPA’s plan falls short of its promise,
putting parks AND people at risk.
Montana’s biggest polluters are coal-fired power
plants. The Colstrip plant in the
southeastern part of the state is the second largest west of the Mississippi
River. Yet under the proposal,
Colstrip and others will continue to dirty our air.
That’s bad news for our health and bad news for our
cherished western landscapes.
Tell the EPA to stand up to the coal industry. Tell them to put clean air first.
Send a letter today, or better yet, attend one of two public
hearings in Montana next week—one in Helena and one in Billings. Click here for talking points. Below is the schedule:
Helena Public Hearing
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2-5:30 P.M. and 6:30-9 P.M.
Where: Lewis and Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch
When: Wednesday, Mary 2, 1-5 P.M. and 6-8 P.M.
Where: Montana State University downtown campus, meeting room - Broadway IIIA, 2804 3rd Avenue North
We have to turn EPA around on this. Our clean air is too important to lose
to coal. Attend a public hearing
or send a letter today
For the Wild,
Climate and Energy Program Director