In a matter of weeks, the New Green Deal has gone from an idea, a vague longing for a World War II mobilization to fight climate change, to a congressional resolution backed by more than sixty represenatives and numerous senators, including those who are running for president.
Some 450 communities across the country are rising up with demonstrations aimed at lethargic policy-makers. The idea is to show support for a fossil-free future. Map links for the Friday pop-up demonstration and Sunday march are in the events calendar.
One week after a dozen 350 Montana members testified at a public hearing on NorthWestern Energy’s energy plan at the company headquarters in Butte, we returned to attend the company’s April 25 stockholders’ meeting.
During 350 Montana’s annual strategic planning session last week, we created an amibitious work plan for 2018 that features a strong pushback for those who would develop any new fossil fuels in Montana. More on that later . . .
Moving Montana with great urgency away from fossil fuel emissions is our mission. We also envision a complementary — and rapid — conversion to a 100 percent renewable system in Montana using wind, water, and solar energy.