When voters ratified Montana’s constitution in 1972, they enshrined a citizen’s right to a clean and healthful environment into the future. The youth-led climate change lawsuit Held v. Montana is predicated on this right and its interpretation through Montana’s courts.
Landmark lawsuit alleges Montana’s government knowingly contributes to climate change by approving policies and projects that promote a fossil-fuel based energy economy, violating the young plaintiffs’ constitutional right to ‘a clean and healthful environment’
The first youth climate change challenge in the U.S. to reach trial is still going ahead next month, though it's been narrowed by a Montana judge who dismissed a claim against a state energy policy that is no longer in effect
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At a pair of recent binational meetings, tribal and First Nation governments said any solution to pollution in the international watershed must include IJC intervention, with Sen. Tester urging a unilateral reference if Canada refuses to engage
Hundreds of housing units are cropping up in the once-empty area northwest of Kalispell. With limited resources at its disposal, one small, rural school district is left to accommodate the wave of new children moving to the area.
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