by Carmen Borchelt
The 2021 legislative session has begun! Montana Audubon will lobby in our efforts to protect birds, other wildlife, and their habitats. As you may expect, the 2021 session is going to be very different by allowing Montanans the ability to testify without traveling to Helena. MT Audubon is ready.
We just delivered our first remote testimony this week, on Senate Bill 85, a bill that would double in some instances and quadruple in other instances, the taxes on wind projects in Montana. We joined two dozen opponents, including many wind developers and industry experts in this opposition. Later this month we’ll start to hear bills about trapping, lethally removing grizzly bears, and a whole slew of changes to land use planning regulation and subdivision development. We are definitely on defense!
As usual, we are going to need your help! During the session, through April of this year, we will email regular “Action Alerts” to help guide you to your legislators to submit comments on important committee hearings and critical votes. Make sure you are signed up, and have your friends join too. It’s easy!
Find more information on how to get involved at: mtaudubon.org/conservation-policy/legislative-participation. Questions? Contact Amy Seaman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Carmen Borchelt (email@example.com).