Montana People’s Hearing: What EPA budget cuts and protection rollbacks mean to Montana communities Edit

The Montana Conservation Voters partnered with several other community non-profits, including the Montana Conservation Voters Education Fund, Clean Air Montana, Environment Montana, Natural Resources Defense Council and Moms Clean Air Force to bring the community together to discuss the EPA budget cuts and their effects on Montana.

Speakers contributed their knowledge and personal experience to facilitate a lively and passionate discussion:

Carson Taylor, Mayor of Bozeman
Dan Vermillion, fly-fishing guide, businessman, chair of Montana Fish and Game Commission
Andrea Peacock, author of Libby, Montana and Asbestos and the Deadly Silence of an American Corporation
Mike Phillips, Montana State Senator (D-Bozeman)
Erica Lighthiser, Moms Clean Air Force.

Following the panel, we invited members of the public and the community to speak for a few minutes each about what the EPA budget proposals mean to them, their families, and their neighborhoods.

Other sponsors included Montana Audubon, Montana Environmental Information Center, Montana Women For, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Yellowstone Bend Citizens Council, Indivisible Upper Yellowstone and Montana Wildlife Federation.

Recorded at the Bozeman Public Library on July 19, 2017. A video of the event is available on the Montana Conservation Voters Facebook page.

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