As Montana’s Congresswoman, I will advocate and support environmental policies grounded in the Montana Constitution, our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. I will support environmental policies that are based on solid research, support local economies and preserve important natural resources for future generations.
Montanans know when government isn’t doing enough to protect where we live and live and work. While Washington D.C. continues to rollback regulations designed to ensure the quality our water, air, and land for future generations, we know when to roll up our sleeves and say, “enough is enough.”
In 1972, Montana’s Constitutional Convention gave the state a breath of fresh air. It was called by the people, who were fed up with corruption, corporate greed and extreme exploitation of our resources. In 1971, a proposal to construct several coal-fired electrical plants threatened the Yellowstone River, the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states, calling for it to be dammed south of Livingston. Montanans were appalled and stopped the initiative.
Today, the preamble of Montana’s 1972 Constitution reflects our values and way of life. It is an enduring document that eloquently states our reverence for "the quiet beauty" of Montana, and our commitment “to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations …” I will take these Montana values to Washington, D.C.