A Big Choice in the Big Sky

Climate change is here, and time is short.

The good news: There are lots of things you can do. Top of the list is to join us in Butte on October 10 for a massive rally in support of renewable energy:

11 A.M. at Emma Park, South Dakota Street and West Porphyry Street

We have an historic opportunity to harness Montana’s vast renewable energy resources, to go hard and heavy for clean energy because the gigantic, coal-fired generators at Colstrip, the third most greenhouse-gas polluting in the nation, are phasing out.

Generators powered by Montana’s plentiful sun and wind should take their place.

But, instead, Montana’s power monopoly, NorthWestern Energy, wants us to jump from the frying pan into the fire. The company just announced plans to build 13 new natural gas generators (689 megawatts) to replace the Colstrip plants and is lobbying aggressively to make home solar less attractive, more expensive.

Our regulated utility wants to go backwards.

Join 350 Montana and the Montana Environmental Information Center to show NorthWestern Energy that Montana won’t accept anything less than 100 percent renewable power.

Speakers will talk about the purposeful constraints that keep wind and solar under wraps and prevent our transition to carbon-free energy.

Transport from Missoula, Bozeman and Helena is available, along with food and entertainment.