I can think of no other environmental organization in any state getting as much done with such limited resources as MEIC. Their staff is incredibly smart, dedicated, hard-working, and passionate. They are very effective at research, communication, advocacy, and action. They are well-respected even by the big environmental NGOs who frequently partner with them on specific projects. Montana's environment faces numerous challenges by the extractive industry and industry-funded front groups; if it weren't for MEIC I'm not sure that there would be much hope at all. I've been giving to them for many years, and expect that I will continue as long as there is need.
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I have been a long-time donor to MEIC (since the 1980's), when I first moved to Missoula for new work. MEIC has an incredible knack for taking on the difficult issues very strategically and aggressively. Their staff is very professional and knowledgeable, and MEIC's publications and incredibly insightful and timely. This is the one organization that I will always continue to donate to.
I have been a fan of MEIC since the late 1970s. I found that the newsletter produced by this organization gave me solid scientific and political information, and still does, for the good fight against oppressive natural resource extractive industries in Montana. When I inherited money one of my first actions was to become a major donor to MEIC. I do this for no other organization. I truly believe in their goal to further renewable resource energy policies that would replace egregious removal of natural carbon based resources. I am now serving my first term as a board member and feel a greater bond with MEIC because of it.