Energy dollars extent of Schweitzer's "green" agenda

Posted: Oct 21, 2010

Written by

GEORGE OCHENSKI, Independent Missoula

Thunderous applause filled the convention hall when Brian Schweitzer, then a political unknown campaigning against incumbent U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns, stood before a packed crowd at the Montana Wilderness Association a decade ago and proclaimed: "Montana's real treasure is the land, not what lies beneath it." While Schweitzer didn't unseat Burns, he did go on to ride "green" issues to the Governor's Office.

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