Energy and Environment
Montana is home to vast amounts of wind, solar, coal, geothermal, hydro, and natural gas resources.
Jon believes in a robust energy portfolio that taps into all of Montana’s energy resources to create good-paying jobs and generate critical tax revenue for schools and infrastructure projects, while powering homes and businesses across this country.
Jon also knows the climate is changing. He sees it firsthand on his farm, where planting and harvesting seasons are beginning earlier each year.
Jon envisions an energy economy that supports high-paying jobs and addresses the threat of climate change—an energy economy powered by Montana commonsense.
That’s why Jon has worked across the aisle to introduce legislation that will help burn coal cleaner and capture the carbon emissions from coal-powered plants.
Jon has also introduced legislation to strengthen the renewable energy sector and ensure Montana’s public lands are being used responsibly to support energy jobs.
Montana’s energy future is bright. Jon will work to keep these good-paying jobs and protect clean air and clean water for future generations.
June 9, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the U.S. State Department to get involved in the ongoing effort to stem the flow of pollution from Canadian mines to waterways in Northwest Montana.
May 19, 2021| View More
Tester to Biden Administration: Quickly Re-Open U.S.-Canadian Border, Montana’s Economy Depends on It
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today urged the Biden Administration to work with Canada to quickly reopen the U.S.-Canadian border. Tester outlined the critical need to safely open the border to trade and travel, which will have an enormous impact on Montana’s economy.
May 13, 2021| View More
Tester Secures Major Rural Technology Innovation Win as Landmark Science Legislation Passes Committee
As the Senate Commerce Committee this week advanced bipartisan, Tester-backed legislation to solidify American leadership in scientific and technological innovation, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured inclusion of an amendment that will ensure that rural America will have a voice in technological research and development in the 21st century.
April 22, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement on the announcement that President Biden has nominated Tracy Stone-Manning to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management:
April 20, 2021| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are calling on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) to hold a hearing on their St. Mary's Reinvestment Act to make rehabilitating the St. Mary's Diversion Dam more affordable.