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.
August 4, 2021| View More
Senator delivers funding for rural water systems, Tribal water settlements, and critical support for Montana producers among other priorities
July 27, 2021| View More
On Senate Floor, Tester Urges Swift Confirmation for Tracy Stone-Manning to Lead Bureau of Land Management
Ahead of a crucial procedural vote, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today took to the Senate floor today to urge his colleagues to quickly confirm Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
July 22, 2021| View More
Tester Statement on Senate Committee Vote on Tracy Stone-Manning’s Nomination to Lead the Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to run the Bureau of Land Management advanced out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee following a 10-10 vote:
June 24, 2021| View More
To Protect 377 Miles of Rivers in Southwestern Montana, Tester Reintroduces Montana Headwaters Legacy Act
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today re-introduced his Montana Headwaters Legacy Act, legislation that will protect 377 miles of rivers in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests—the most significant wild and scenic designation in nearly 45 years.
June 24, 2021| View More
After a meeting at the White House with President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of 10 Senators, …