Reilly Neill on Energy & Oil
Campaign centered on issue of climate change
Neill's campaign was centered around the issue of climate change, including a "Montana 2035 Sustainability Plan," meant to build on the work of the
Climate Solutions Council created by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and help the state "prepare for impacts and effects of climate change across all stage agencies and economic sectors."
Source: The Missoulian on 2020 Montana Gubernatorial race
, Jan 21, 2020
We need to remove politics from science of climate change
We need to remove politics from the science of climate change. In my work in the State Legislature, I was successful in education and legislative efforts to address climate change by focusing on something both affected by climate change and of real
importance to Republican ranchers and farmers: water. By focusing on facts, not politics, we can get good work accomplished.
Source: DemCast USA on 2020 Montana Gubernatorial race
, Dec 6, 2019
Find commonality to address man-made climate change
When I was elected by my community to serve in the Montana State House, I went to Helena and discovered a level of dysfunction in our state government that was disheartening but l relished the opportunity to interject leadership on key issues
and spearheaded efforts on both sides of the aisle on a hot-button political issue: climate variability, as we agreed to call it, or man-made climate change, by focusing on the impacts of water use in the state.
I recognized that even within the system of bi-partisan dysfunction, I had the ability to get Montana's lawmakers to find commonality and work together to get important things accomplished by using skills of objectivity and fairness.
I'm interested in engaging with both sides of the aisle going forward to make sure Montana is prepared for climate variability in our state agencies. We need to build resiliency into our state systems to prepare for the future.
Source: Ballotpedia.org Connection: 2020 Montana Governor race
, Sep 9, 2019
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