News of Interest
- 03 June 2023 - The Battle for Clean Energy in Coal Country
- 02 June 2023
Coalition sues state in federal court for coal mining laws passed by legislature (CCE is part of the coalition that filed the lawsuit) Montana's new coal-friendly laws draw legal challenges
- 10 February 2023 - Electricity rates for the city of Great Falls to triple
- 23 January 2023 - Come rally with Northern Plains Resource Council for Montana's Constitution
If you are free on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Northern Plains Resource Council (NPRC) is holding a rally for the Montana Constitution at the Capitol in Helena (301 E 6th Ave, Helena).
NPRC is asking people to fill out a form at the address link below if you wish to share a ride to the Capitol.
- 27 December 2022
This morning the Yellowstone County Commissioners approved their C-PACE District! This decision is fantastic news for economic development in the county. We at the MFFA extend our appreciation to former Senator Mary McNally for her enduring support, Big Sky EDA, Northern Plains Resource Council, the Downtown Billings Alliance, the many businesses who came out in support of the program, and last (but certainly not least) the Yellowstone County Commissioners for their dedication to the businesses they serve and and the people of Yellowstone County. Thank you all for your support. We will do amazing things together.
--MFFA Staff (Montana Facility Finance Authority)
- 14 September 2022
Montana coal plant operator adding 600 MW wind farm
- 15 August 2022
Judge revives Obama-era ban on coal sales from U.S. lands - Click here for the court ruling.
- 17 May 2022 - RIP Aart Dolman - 1933-2022
I and the members of Citizens for Clean Energy (CCE) lost a great friend, Aart Dolman, this past week. Aart’s endless energy and enthusiasm for leaving the world a better place always amazed me. Aart would keep his friends at CCE aware of all the clean energy installations he saw when he visited family and friends in Europe. Aart’s history background allowed him to help us find solutions to challenges to keep our environment clean like standing up and successfully opposing a proposed coal plant in the Great Falls area.
Aart was always stepping forward to help his community; I remain in awe of his dedication, and we’ll miss his inspiration.
To read his obituary, click here - https://www.croxfordfuneralhome.com/obituary/Arthur-Dolman
- 04 May 2022
For more information on the Black Butte Copper project near the Smith River, please check out the following links from the Meagher County Stewardship Council and MEIC.
Message on-line: https://t.congressweb.com/w/?PUNEFFPYIB
Questions about meeting: https://meic.org/bill-tracker/#/57
- 30 March 2022
Interested in learning about solar installations? Montana Renewable Energy Assoc. is hosting a Solar 101 program at the Ursuline Center at 2300 Central Avenue on Tuesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. Visit our calendar for more information.
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- 08 September 2021
Energy Dept. lays out ambitious plan for solar power
- 08 September 2021
12 days left to fill out Earthjustice's petition to ask the Bureau of Land Management to put a moratorium on new coal leases.
- 19 August 2021
Climate Impact of coal sales from US lands scrutinized
- 08 July 2021
Net Zero by 2050 - features Iron Mountain
- 18 June 2021
Solar Array Proposal Debated in Marathon Zoning Board Meeting (Basin Creek Solar Project)
- 14 June 2021
Great Falls Climate Justice Team - Zoom Meeting on June 16
Please join me, Donna Williams, and members of the Great Falls Climate Justice Team with Caitlin Piserchia, Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 organizer, for a brief climate grief workshop modeled on the principles of the sustaining all life movement:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021, by Zoom
6:45 pm - the program begins sharply at 7 PM
Registration Link Here: Gfalls zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErceihqDsqHdG2IT_aSrD6jSkQuEyovgnL
- 09 June 2021
Developer Abandons Keystone XL Pipeline Project
- 03 June 2021 - FREE - Learn more about installing solar on your home or business in the Helena area:
07 June 2021 at 7:00 p.m. - Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/296014925512695
Sleeping Giant Citizens Council’s Solarize campaign is designed to help Lewis & Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater County residents make the transition to solar with ease. By working together, we’re removing hurdles for both the customer and the installer and making solar more accessible for all. However, this is a limited opportunity to simplify your solar installation.
- 31 May 2021 - Student built e-bike auction! Begins June 1
Great Falls College MSU renewable and respiratory students teamed up to learn about electric bicycles. If interested in winning the bike, the auction opens June 1 and runs through June 13. Click on the link for more details.
- 22 April 2021 - Author Bob Quinn to speak at Cassiopeia Books on April 29:
Great news for all of you gardeners, farmers, rural economists, and folks who just like a good read. Bob Quinn, author of Grain by Grain, is coming to speak at Cassiopeia Books on Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m.! Bob will discuss his book, Grain by Grain, and his life-changing experience with the grain Kamut. Kamut led Bob to his understanding of how regenerative organic agriculture can improve health, bring back rural jobs, and how time-tested farming practices can replace toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Bob not only talks the talk about organic farming, but he walks the walk and is currently growing 70% of his own food completely organically. Would this inspire you in your own garden? Come and see! Please join us, masks and social distancing required.
Thanks very much,
Millie Whalen, Cassiopeia Books
- 20 April 2021 - City Commission and Earth Day Proclamation:
You are all invited to participate in the GF City Commission meeting tonight - April 20 - at 7 p.m. where the Earth Day proclamation will be read. Rich Liebert will thank the city for certain clean energy projects, and I will give a short history of Earth Day. I hope you will attend. The proclamation will be read early in the agenda. Remember that you have to register in advance for the zoom webinar. "See" you there. Gerry
- Attend the virtual meeting utilizing Zoom Webinar. Attendees must register in advance for the Commission Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mCMuHSQ-STy-uHOso0dV_Q After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar by Zoom.
- Participate by phone. Attendees must register in advance for the Commission Meeting using the link above. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar by phone. If you do not have internet access you may contact the Great Falls Public Library prior to the meeting at 453-9706 and they can assist with registration. This would need to be done by 5:30 on the evening of the meeting. The Mayor will provide direction during the meeting on how to alert staff that you have comments for the agenda item.
- Attend in person. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be enforced. Public may view and participate in the meeting from the Gibson Room. Please refrain from attending in person if you are not feeling well.
- 19 April 2021 - SB379
Montana power Customer: 'Bill Castrates PSC'
Listen to Rich Liebert's radio remarks:
- 16 April 2021
Colstrip Operator Eyeing Wind Farm in Southeast Montana
- 12 April 2021
Several bills are coming up for a vote that we should oppose. Visit MEIC's Legislature Bill Tracker page for more information.
- 23 March 2021
For more information about HB 646, visit our Legislative Scorecard page.
- 22 March 2021 - Earth Day Arriving Soon
Take a Hike, Pull a Weed
- 22 March 2021
No Cleanup Responsibilities for Coal Mine Pollution
- 20 March 2021
Why Covering Canals With Solar Panels Is a Power Move
- 07 March 2021 - Become a Climate Advocate
Climate Advocacy Training on Sunday March 14, 3 – 5 pm led by Citizens’ Climate Lobby leaders in Montana. Participants will learn positive techniques to build public and Congressional will for climate solutions.
With the new administration, it looks like there may be a rare window of opportunity this year for climate legislation on the federal level! Citizens’ Climate’s consistently respectful, non-partisan approach is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By focusing on shared values rather than partisan divides, we empower our supporters to work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and economically viable climate change policies. The workshop is free and all are welcome to attend.
Register on Eventbrite at bit.ly/MTClimateTraining3-14-21
Please email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. To learn more about the non-partisan, volunteer-driven Citizens’ Climate Lobby, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
Co-Lead, Bozeman Chapter
State Co-Coordinator MT
Citizens' Climate Lobbycitizensclimatelobby.org or 406.551.0388
- 24 February 2021 - OPPOSE HB542
This bill will prohibit the use of state funds and other assistance to support nonprofit and for-profit radio stations. Visit our blog for more information.
- 24 February 2021
How El Paso's electric grid weathered the storm
- 18 February 2021
- 02 February 2021
Montana judge vacates Trump EPA rule
- 28 January 2021
Judge Brian Morris rules against 'Secret Science' rule
- 28 January 2021
Neighborhood Council 4 - VIRTUAL meeting - guest speaker will be COGF Park and Rec Director Steve Herrig, who will be discussing the Aquatics Center. Meeting is open to the public, but registration is required beforehand. Click here for registration information.
- 13 January 2021 - CCE has joined this lawsuit. Click on the link to be taken to our blog post about this.
Environmental groups sue in bid to block EPA 'secret science' rule
- 21 December 2020
City Pursuing EPA Grant for Riverbank Stabilization Project
- 07 December 2020
Bozeman sustainability manager wins national clean energy award:
- 02 December 2020
Great Falls, MT Aquatic Center soil raising foundational costs
- 08 October 2020
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/otFxSMVzKmFlyOW6kdGqElEW8WmoEbNtSZCBStyTpeT-hX48hcAYrFZh4SZcSa6e.um0WmoYTOawPGORA Passcode: 8+zqeY@d
(The actual gathering starts at the 7 minute point in the recording if you want to pass up the preparatory period.)
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