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5/3/07 Wilderness Walks Kick Off: The Montana Wilderness Association will kick off the 45th annual Wilderness Walks program on Thursday May 3, 7:00 PM at the Central Christian Church, 105 Central Ave in Great Falls.

5/4/07 How Environmental Toxins Affect Your Health: Come see Lyn Hansew, MD talk about Mercury and other Heavy Metals toxicity and how they affect our health. Friday May 4th at the Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road, Great Falls.

5/3/07 Conservation Council Luncheon Meeting:
Colleens Restaurant at 12:00 noon, Professor Aart Dolman will be the guest speaker "Global Warming & International Law". Will the rest of the world hold the Bush Administration responsible for not complying with the Kyoto Accords.

4/30/07 MATL Comments Due Monday:
Comments on the Montana Alberta Transmission Line (MATL) EIS are due Monday 4/30/07. Email comments to:

Comment on Babcock & Brown:
Purchase of NW Energy a ‘long term’ investment. Sale price is 2.2 Billion, and BBI could invest 2-3 Billion more into that over 15-20 year period ‘if’ conditions are right for development. NW Energy retains all employees and local control (confirmed by my NW Energy customer service representative today. 8% of NW Energy power is from Judith Gap Wind Farm. BBW is Babcock and Brown which ‘could’ invest in wind energy generation facilities if the ‘regulatory’ conditions were advantageous.

Please take time to write a comment on the zoning change (farm to heavy industrial) for the proposed Highwood generation coal fired plant.  You have until Nov 28th at 5:00 PM to comment on this subject.  Either fax it at 454-6903 or email to or mail to Cascade County Commissioners/ Courthouse Annex/ 325 2nd Ave. N. / Great Falls, MT 59401.

12/5/06 at 7:00 PM Hampton Inn, Great Falls, "Why is everyone so sick" a talk on Heavy Metal poisoning by Dr. Lyn Hanshew, MD. For more information contact Pat Craumer 406-452-2976

Key Zoning Decision
for coal-fired plant looms: Tribune Story

Mark your calendars:
Cascade County Commissioners general meeting your last opportunity to comment on rezoning issue November 28th at 9:30 AM......

Some old murky Montana Power plans resurface:

Scientists say pollution may be helpful:
Tribune Story Is this where we are going because some decision makers have no foresight?

Deadline looms
for coal-fired plant comments: Tribune Story Cascade County/Great Falls residents now is your chance to make your voice heard!

Careful Governor, your words could come back to haunt you!
Tribune Story

Mercury Rising-Time Magazine story:
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Schweitzer lines up
$1.3 billion plant

Bull Mountain comment by Paul Stephens

Biofuels vs. Coal-Derived Synfuel, governor has the slowest horse in the lineup

Canaries in the
Coal Mine

Coal Plant Questioned Tribune Article

An Inconvenient Truth website link

New Coal Plant proposed for Circle, MT
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Wind Energy brochure from
New World Wind Power

Snowball Effect Fuels
Artic Meltdown

BP sees global warming as opportunity
Tribune Article

Check out the
"Community Energy finder" on Jerry's Blog page

Board allows greater releases of mercury from lignite coal-
Tribune story

The Walter Ego: Missoula News Story

Governor announces multibillion dollar transmission line:
Tribune Article

Montana's Public Health Just Lost to Politics and the Coal Industry

Summary of the Montana Mercury Rule by Ann Hedges

Baucus initiative aims to increase renewable energy sources

Montana has the potential to provide 116,000 MW of Wind Power Read the full text

Fort Peck Tribes harness prairie wind Tribune Article