I appreciate that The Gazette allows differing opinions in their paper to stimulate ideas. I love Montana, the beauty is stunning, and it is aptly named "The Treasure State." It is my favorite state to visit.
The thing is you Montanans are "owned" by the eco-leftists. You rank next to last state in money earned per hour. The editorial guest promoting Montana support of the civilization destroying Paris climate accords is proof your great state leaders don't like you and don't want you in the state. It certainly doesn't want you creating wealth and expiring carbon dioxide.
How is this possible? Because Montana is owned by the environmentalists, the media, the elite, Democrats, and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) — in other words, the left. I admit it has been entertaining to watch Montana race to the bottom. The enviros will not be happy until Montana takes first-place in being a third-world state. That its fine citizens put up with the mismanagement of this state is instructive to we who live in other states on how not to let the eco-leftists destroy our wealth and happiness.