The MSTI Review Project is a unique effort between Montana counties and non-governmental organizations along the Montana-Idaho border. Our goal is to provide independent analysis and outreach to effected MSTI counties supported by high quality, transparent and meaningful analysis that will ultimately lead to better planning outcomes from a variety of perspectives.
The MSTI Review Project includes Madison County, MT, Jefferson County, MT, Western Environmental Law Center, Headwaters Economics, Sonoran Institute, Craighead Institute, and Future West.
Craighead Institute understands that the need for regionally-supplied energy will continue to grow and we are committed to finding smart, science-based solutions to ensure our community values, wildlife, and healthy environments are sustained.
Headwaters Economics is an independent, nonprofit research group. Participation in the MSTI review process is in keeping with the organization’s mission of facilitating effective community development and land management decisions by providing reliable, nonpartisan data and analysis on socioeconomic issues.
Sonoran Institute is shaping the future of the west, promoting healthy landscapes, livable communities, and vibrant economies. The MSTI Review Project is a part of our work helping communities manage growth and change through collaboration, civil dialogue, sound information, practical solutions, and big-picture thinking.
Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) promotes “smart from the start” renewable energy development that balances the demand for rapid clean energy production with the needs of rural communities and wildlife. Our goal is to provide unbiased policy and scientific data in a transparent process where competing interests can be discussed and reconciled.
Future West Future West helps communities create the future that they want. We do this by providing information, technical assistance, training ,and facilitation. The MSTI Review Project offers and opportunity for FutureWest to help key decision makers effectively weigh in on an important land use issue.
Madison County, MT. ”We look forward to working with other counties to pursue the thoughtful development of responsibly sited transmission lines in a way that protects the values that Montanans share with our neighbors in Idaho,” - Dave Schulz, Madison County Commissioner.
Jefferson County, MT. ”Better understanding the tax issues associated with the MSTI line is a huge benefit in assisting with decision-making for local county governments,” -Leonard Wortman, Jefferson County Commissioner.