Montana’s farmers and ranchers matter. Our agricultural economy matters. People’s ability to breathe clean air matters. Montana’s outdoor heritage matters. Healthy forests matter. The safety of our firefighters matters.
That’s why it’s a relief that the Environmental Protection Agency finally adopted a plan to tackle climate changing pollution from power plants.
I’m thankful that Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester both understand the need to address climate change. I just wish U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines were more concerned about it. Jobs for the sake of jobs or just plain pofiteering are not justified when they lead to deteriorating landscapes and unhealthy living conditions.