Writing letters makes a difference.
We saw it last week when the BLM backed off on a decision to sell oil leases on the Beartooth Front because of public opposition.
The Stillwater County Commissioners have decided to rewrite Montana state law to keep landowners from establishing reasonable protections from drilling. They need to hear that you think that’s a bad idea.
Tuesday, March 13 is the last day they will accept email comments.
Here’s what you can do:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tell the commissioners that you oppose their proposed policy on citizen initiated zoning. Your letter doesn’t need to be detailed or brilliantly written. Here are some points you might want to make:
- I oppose the proposed policy on citizen initiated zoning.
- It is bad policy. It is impossible for any citizen group to follow it.
- It was developed without input from local groups that have worked on zoning
- It opposes the will of landowners
- Be sure to send it by Tuesday, March 13.
This will only take a few minutes of your time and it will make a difference. Elected officials react when they know there is strong public opposition to their policies.
If you need more information:
- Read the proposed citizen initiated zoning policy for Stillwater County.
- Beartooth Front Zone update: Stillwater Commissioners turn their backs on locals who pay their salaries, support unknown outsiders
- Action Alert: Please contact the Stillwater County Commissioners to stop them from taking landowner rights
- Stillwater residents give County Commissioners an earful on proposed policy
Watch video of last week’s public hearing on the policy, in which 18 people spoke against the policy, and nobody spoke in favor of it: