Community Development News

Energy Legislation Stalled in Washington

Over the last year, we organized to build support for renewable energy legislation to spur investment in wind and other new energy generation. Investing in renewables makes sense for rural communities, where we stand to benefit from new jobs in manufacturing, construction and maintenance and additional tax base to support our schools and local services.

Across the Nation

Montana: Bozeman Business Finds Value in Damaged Wood
Forestry experts estimate that at least 1 million acres of Montana forests have succumbed to the mountain pine beetle, leaving enormous amounts of standing dead trees. Finish carpenter Neil Wilbert finds the distinctive blue streaks caused by a fungus introduced by the pine beetle beautiful.

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