Conservation Scrapped, Climate Change Ignored
Interior prioritizes oil and gas, dismisses wildland protection in revised Lewistown area plan
The Interior Department trashed that original version of the RMP and its recommendations, which came about after a transparent public process that included local input, citizen surveys, and a healthy regard for what makes this part of Montana special.
The RMP we see today appears to have been concocted in some swampy D.C. backroom as a gift to the oil and gas industry, prioritizing energy development above all other uses and offering none of the conservation measures the 2016 draft did.
This Time, It’s Personal
The future of the Custer Gallatin is up for grabs. Here's why I'm speaking up.
Mountaineer and climber Anne Gilbert Chase shares why icy alpine starts, sunrises and sunsets atop towering peaks, and sore muscles after a long day of adventure have motiovated her to comment on the Custer Gallatin National Forest plan.
Ensuring Wilderness Has Seat at the Table
State lawmakers pass a resolution calling for a legislative study of our wilderness study areas. Here’s what we now expect.
MWA will work diligently towards ensuring that the legislative committee addressing our WSAs adheres to a set of principles laid down in a letter to our Congressional delegation, which was signed by more than 3,000 Montanans last year.
What We’re Watching During the 2019 Montana Legislature
The session is over, but you can relive all the action right here
The legislative session runs from January to May, and we're taking our advocacy efforts to the Capitol to fight for the protection of our public lands. We'll be updating this post throughout the session, so check back for all the latest.
The Fight for the Badger-Two Medicine Continues
With Interior refusing to defend a lease cancelation, MWA is prepared to go the distance for this cherished place
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Rest assured that MWA and our partners, including the Blackfeet Nation, will continue to stand up for the Badger and fight every attempt by Moncrief to drill in this special place.
Daines Votes for Bernhardt, Jeopardizing Land and Water Conservation Fund
The senator undermines his own public lands agenda by voting for the former oil and gas lobbyist as next Interior secretary
In a SENR hearing last week, Daines told Bernhardt that the budget Bernhardt proposed for LWCF was “embarrassingly low.”