Northern Plains Chair hitting presidential campaign trail – KPMF TV Bozeman, Feb. 10, 2016

February 11, 2016

Categories: Clean Energy, Coal, Fossil Fuels, News


By Spencer Conlin
KPMF TV Bozeman and KULR TV Billings

BOZEMAN – Typically in Montana, people don’t have the opportunity to meet face to face with presidential hopefuls, which is why Kate French is catching them on the campaign trail.

“I think it is really important that we make sure that Montanans concerns are part of a national conversation,” explained French.

French is a conservationist serving as a chairperson on the Northern Plains Resource Council. On Saturday, she will attend a non-partisan ‘Real Solutions for Real People’ conference where presidential hopefuls will be in attendance. So far, Bernie Sanders will be there in person and Hillary Clinton will have a representative on hand with no confirmation from any republicans.

French said, “I want to make sure the presidential debates are thinking about how a transition to a clean energy economy can benefit rural Montanans.”

As a conservationist, French is looking for a candidate who will be able to successfully transition the country’s environment to a much cleaner one. To do that, she says there needs to be support nation-wide.

“One way to do that is to make sure these issues are brought up during presidential debates and primary debates,” said French.

There are more than 150 people expected to be in attendance at the event that will precede the Nevada caucuses. Similar events have already been held in both Iowa and New Hampshire.


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