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.
September 25, 2020| View More
Tester at Great Falls Celebration: ‘Today we celebrate a monumental victory in the battle to keep public lands in public hands’
On the eve of Public Lands Day, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today addressed a socially distanced and masked up crowd of public land advocates and community members who gathered to celebrate his central role in the passage of his Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA)-which included full and permanent funding for …
September 16, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s made-in-Montana legislation, the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, received a big boost when the U.S. Forest Service signaled it would work to achieve the goals of this collaborative proposal during a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
September 11, 2020| View More
After pushing his historic public lands package that fully and permanently funded the Land and Water Conservation Fund through Congress and into law, U.S. Jon Tester is continuing his aggressive efforts to advance Montana’s public lands priorities by securing a hearing for his landmark Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) next …
August 15, 2020| View More
After White House Moves to Withdraw Pendley Nomination, Tester Vows Opposition to Any Continued Role at Bureau of Land Management for Anti-Public Lands Activist
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today vowed opposition to any continued role for William Perry Pendley at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), after reports indicated the White House intends to withdraw the anti-public land activist’s nomination to formally head the agency. Pendley will remain with the agency in his current …
August 11, 2020| View More
Following Passage of Great American Outdoors Act, Tester Calls on Congress to Keep Foot on the Gas on Public Lands
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on Congress to keep its foot on the gas when it comes to protecting Montana’s public lands. In a pair of letters today, Tester called for a hearing on his Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act (BCSA) and urged Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Agriculture Secretary …