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 17, 2020| View More
Tester Calls on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management to Help Rural Areas with COVID-19 Response
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is joining a bipartisan group of colleagues calling on federal agencies-including the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management-to mobilize their employees to assist with COVID-19 response in rural counties and tribal communities.
March 17, 2020| View More
On Senate Floor, Tester to McConnell: ‘Millions of Americans are waiting for the Senate to act’ on Coronavirus Package
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today took to the Senate floor to urge the Senate to quickly pass the House's bipartisan coronavirus relief package, which will provide critically needed resources for Montana's efforts to combat the outbreak, and he excoriated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for allowing the Senate to take …
March 4, 2020| View More
Tester-Led Effort for Full, Permanent Funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund Gains Traction in Senate
After years leading the push to protect our nation’s public lands and Montana’s $7.1 billion outdoor recreation economy, …
March 3, 2020| View More
Tester ‘thrilled’ by President’s Call to Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund After Proposing to Cut It by 97 Percent
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after President Trump finally called to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF):
February 14, 2020| View More
Tester Slams Trump Nominee for Extreme Views on Public Land, Postal Service, and Amtrak Privatization
The nomination of Judy Shelton to a leading position at the Federal Reserve has U.S. Senator Jon Tester …