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Issue Position: Environment and Energy - Partners Moving Forward

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Energy independence is vital for our state and national interests, and Montana will be a key player in moving our nation forward. As we work toward a fully renewable energy economy that is unaffected by events overseas, I favor an energy policy that:

Places job creation and responsible conservation standards at the forefront
Promotes energy conservation as vital to the path towards independence
Promotes the development of renewable sources by providing one-time grants to Montana Universities to help develop emerging energy technologies
Does not include long-term subsidies to any type of production. The end solution must be supported by free market fundamentals
Speeds up a responsible approval process. Lengthy approval and certification creates higher capital costs and raises the barriers of entry for smaller Montana producers


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