Ignoring the fact that gas taxes pay for only roughly one-third of road costs, a Montana state legislator attacks electric vehicles (& a smart energy future) by asking EVs to pay more in taxes than they already do in electricity fees…

From the Daily Montanan: https://dailymontanan.com/2022/09/20/interim-committee-passes-two-draft-bills-aimed-at-taxing-electric-vehicles/? double taxation, climate change, EV future better for Montana, fossil fuels lobbyist, Denley Loge

A good read here on how our flooding in June exacerbated Montana’s affordable housing crisis, featuring Carbon County’s Fromberg (Gov. Gianforte might do well to read it)…

From High Country News: https://www.hcn.org/articles/north-housing-when-a-housing-crisis-meets-a-megaflood? man-caused climate change, workforce housing, absent state leadership, Livingston, Clark's Fork, Red Lodge

From our Man-caused climate change section: climate change is wreaking havoc with an unprecedented drought in the American southwest…

From The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/12/us-west-megadrought-climate-disaster? global warming, drought in the West, drought in Montana, water wars, whiskey's for drinking, water's for fighting

Overtourism is not just a global problem, it has arrived in Montana and the rest of the West…

From The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/20/national-parks-america-overcrowding-crisis-tourism-visitation-solutions Information from Montana Public Radio: https://www.mtpr.org/montana-news/2022-03-23/most-montanans-think-tourism-is-overcrowding-the-state-survey-says From responsibletourismpartnership.org: https://responsibletourismpartnership.org/overtourism/ adverse experience for both tourists and locals, environmental degradation, decreased quality of...

Carbon County is under an Air Quality Alert: summer in Montana is now “smoke season” (fortunately, it’s getting a later start this year than in recent years)…

From The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/12/california-wildfires-oregon-washington? global warming, fire suppression in past coming back to haunt us, climate change, raking doesn't help