HB549 Sponsored by Joe Reed
Public policy concerning global warming.
(1) The legislature finds that to ensure economic development in Montana and the appropriate management of Montana's natural resources it is necessary to adopt a public policy regarding global warming.
(2) The legislature finds:(a) global warming is beneficial to the welfare and business climate of Montana;(b) reasonable amounts of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere have no verifiable impacts on the environment; and(c) global warming is a natural occurrence and human activity has not accelerated it.(3) (a) For the purposes of this section, "global warming" relates to an increase in the average temperature of the earth's surface.(b) It does not include a one-time, catastrophic release of carbon dioxide.