Northern Plains Rates Montana Lawmakers on Key Issues


Northern Plains Rates Montana Lawmakers on Key Issues


Northern Plains Resource Council, a conservation and family agriculture group based in Montana, has released it LegislativeScorecard. The publication rates legislators on key issues important to Northern Plains members, such as protecting our family agriculture, clean water, and access to clean energy.

“In the 2017 Montana Legislature, members of Northern Plains Resource Council came within a whisker of getting

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Property Assessed Clean Energy (or PACE) through the Session, only to have it killed by partisan politics,” said Richard Parks, a fishing guide in Gardiner and a spokesperson for Northern Plains Resource Council. “This bill would have made it easier for Montanans to afford energy efficiency improvements and power their homes and businesses with renewable energy, such as wind and solar.”

You can read about issue gains and losses as well as how each legislator scored on key votes important to Montanans’ future in Northern Plains’ just-published Legislative Scorecard. The public can access the Legislative Scorecard on the website Click on the Legislature tab and then on “2017 Legislative Voting Record” on the right-hand side.

Northern Plains Resource Council has organized Montana citizens to protect our water quality, family farms and ranches, and unique quality of life since 1972.