I haven't seen much coverage of Montana's new law outlawing the consideration of climate change in state decision-making relating to facility permitting and siting. It seems much broader than North Carolina's legislated willful blindness on sea level rise in 2012. Nor does Montana's law sunset as did North Carolina's.
It's not clear how this will play out, given that Montana decision-making cannot ignore federal legislation like the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, both of which mandate consideration of climate change.
It's all a bit ironic, given that a first of its kind climate change lawsuit by youth plaintiffs based on the Public Trust Doctrine goes to court IN MONTANA in just a few weeks.
Just two more Climate Chess pieces on the board, the first being played by Team No-Urgency, the other by Team Urgency! Joining hundreds of pieces already on the board.