"Increased regulatory costs don’t just apply to oil and natural gas, they also have a direct impact on wind, solar, nuclear, and geothermal projects."
"If we have so much regulation that it makes it not worthwhile, then we’re not going to be able to stay in business.”
"Anytime there's a regulation it’s going to create a cost and it has to be either absorbed or passed on."
"Advances in geothermal energy technology provide Montana the opportunity to enhance our energy sector while powering the nation."
"Residents appear to understand that subsidies will fall short if they are not accompanied by regulatory reforms that reduce barriers to housing supply. Local leaders ought to take note."
The Cahoons’ story is a stark reminder of how excessive red tape can crush the dreams of entrepreneurs and stifle innovative solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.
Reducing restrictive regulation could allow for Montanans to reap the benefits of lower hearing aid costs and provide greater access to rural communities.
It's time for Montana to reassess what it can do to reduce future wildfire risk.
While often implemented with good intentions, studies show that regulations increase the cost of doing business and hamper economic growth.
After a summer of flames and smoke, policymakers can—and must—improve policies to reduce the risk of future catastrophic wildfires.