Gov. Gianforte: Montana Will Not Participate in Biden's "30 By 30" Initiative
March 16, 2022
Governor Greg Gianforte this week announced the State of Montana declines to participate in the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) efforts to advance President Biden's "30 by 30" initiative, calling it "long on philosophy and short on detail."
President Biden's "30 By 30" initiative aims to conserve 30 percent of America's lands and waters by 2030. The U.S. Geological Survey indicates 12 percent of U.S. land is in conservation status. To achieve 30 percent by 2030, another 440 million acres would need to be put into conservation, an area nearly five times the size of Montana. In 2021,...