The Montana Chapter of the Sierra Club can use help lobbying the Montana Congressional delegation on supporting the the "Build Back Better Act" that has important funding for programs to address climate change.
Specifically, they have talked to Senator Tester. "Although he expressed concern about climate and conviction about the need to transition to clean energy, we still have not heard any firm commitments from him on this bill, including whether or not he’ll advocate for maintaining the $3.5 trillion number, the inclusion of an end to federal fossil fuel subsidies, or the near-term investment in provisions to move us to 100% clean energy (i.e. the clean electricity payment plan and clean energy tax incentives)."
We now need to make sure key priorities stay in the bill as the Senate works on markups (like a provision to end certain international fossil fuel subsidies, a clean electricity payment plan, clean energy tax incentives, the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps, investing in improved access to public transit, replacing 100% of lead pipes nationwide, and retrofitting and electrifying public schools and hospitals stay)."
HEPA Filter Donations to Low-Income Seniors in Ravalli County
Wildfire smoke is damaging to human health, especially to older persons and those with lung disabilities.
To help mitigate this problem BCAG has purchased and is distributing 10 HEPA Air Filtration portable units to low-income seniors with the assistance of District XI Human Resource Council.
You can help us make more units available by contributing to our 2021 campaign!
Climate Resiliency Plan for Ravalli County
BCAG’s team of local scientists and experts in late 2020 completed work on our Science Primer which identifies Ravalli County’s economic, agricultural and forest resources and vulnerabilities as a basis for planning and mitigation.
We now carry forward this work by meeting with local elected officials and advocating for comprehensive planning for climate resiliency.
This work culminates in 2022 with ResilienceMT, a University of Montana project to bring climate science education exhibits and community forums to Hamilton and Corvallis.
We aim by the end of 2022 to have climate resilience included in local government planning and procurement.
BCAG actively supports our members’s participation in the City of Hamilton’s Envision Hamilton project to revise Hamilton’s Comprehensive Plan.
It's always a great idea to reach out to your elected officials about the importance of climate change in state and local decision making. Visit the links below for a list of elected officials and to contact our state legislators through the MT Government Messaging portal: