Energy Portfolio Diversity
Coal and oil have been the backbone of Montana’s energy supply and we should continue to value and support that industry. Additionally, it makes common sense to have a diverse portfolio of energy sources to provide a stable economy and prepare for the future. The adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” is true and applies to Montana's fuel market strategy.
States that have supported their traditional fuel suppliers AND have embraced renewable energy sources end up with overall lower energy costs, more jobs and higher standards of living for its residents.
Montana is an energy exporter and I support a long-term energy vision for our state.