Montana's new law banning climate impact reviews has sparked
backlash from environmental experts and advocates.
The law, which was signed into effect by Governor Greg Gianforte on May 10, 2023
prohibits state agencies from considering the potential
impacts of climate change when evaluating large projects.
Critics of the law say it will make it more difficult to protect Montana's environment
from the effects of climate change, which include more extreme weather events,
rising sea levels, and changes in plant and animal life.
They also argue that the law is out of step with the scientific consensus on climate change,
which is that human activity is the primary cause of the problem.