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Montanans Support Clean Energy

27 Mar 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

Two polls conducted by a bipartisan team found that Montana voters overwhelmingly support increasing clean energy in their state. Over three-quarters of voters support expanding the state’s renewable energy standard from a 15 percent renewable energy target by 2015 to a 25 percent renewable energy target by 2025.

This view aligns with the voting records and priorities of Montana Senator Jon Tester, who voted in 2011 to stop oil subsidies with the Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, and in 2008 supported the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act to bring renewable energy and clean jobs to Montana.  Conversely, Tester’s opponent, Representative Denny Rehberg, has consistently opposed clean energy policies – earning an abysmal LCV lifetime score of just 9%.

Read the poll.



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