The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the members of its Climate Change Advisory Council on April 26, 2006. Last December, Governor Brian Schweitzer directed the head of the Montana DEQ to form the group. The Advisory Group will recommend strategies to reduce and sequester greenhouse gas emissions, and to promote economic growth, for example, through energy efficiency and renewable energy investments. The members of the group include representatives of the energy industry, environmental groups, and government. The council will hold its first meeting in July 2006 and is expected to develop a Climate Change Action Plan by July 2007.
Map of States with Climate Change Commissions and Advisory Groups