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.
March 23, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today praised the approval of a new conservation area in Northwest Montana that will protect access to key recreation areas and provide opportunities for sustainable timber harvest:
March 15, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today voted to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland to be the next Secretary of the Interior:
March 11, 2021| View More
Tester Secures Funding for 54 Montana Forest Service Projects through the Great American Outdoors Act
Following his efforts to champion the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) last year which included full and permanent funding for the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and $9.5 billion to address maintenance backlogs in America's public lands, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured $285 million in GAOA funds that the …
February 2, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is urging President Joe Biden to reconsider his decision to cancel the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and asking him to sit down with stakeholders - including Montana's Tribes - to chart a path forward on the job-creating project together.
January 5, 2021| View More
Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Set to Acquire Nearly 100 New Acres of Public Lands Near Butte After Tester Efforts
After a sustained push by U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is set to acquire nearly 100 acres of public lands north of Homestake Pass near Butte.