Concerned Citizens Montana

     Concerned Citizens Montana supports citizen involvement in promoting responsible and innovative energy solutions. Our organization serves as a clearinghouse for public information, and unites citizen efforts and resources to ensure that corporations, state and federal agencies, and elected officials are representing sound energy policies that are in the best interest of Montanans. CCM currently has approximately 3,000 supporters representing diverse issues, including ranching, small business, tourism, education, historical and cultural resources, government, recreation, real estate, public health and safety, and energy rates.

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Buffalo jump site in southwestern Montana located in the path of MSTI.

CCM was originally organized to educate the public about NorthWestern Energy’s 500 kV Mountain States Transmission Intertie (MSTI). Although NWE has now withdrawn the MSTI permit requests, CCM membership still plays an active role in contributing to the shaping of Montana energy and associated eminent domain policy. Our members actively:

  • Engage state-wide organizations that work with aspects of energy/eminent domain policy.
  • Interface with local and state politicians on energy/eminent domain policy.
  • Develop legislation on energy/transmission/eminent domain.

The TELIS Project

CCM is a supporting organization for the TELIS (Transparent Electrical Line Impact Studies) Project. The TELIS Project is a series of pioneer research studies examining the impact of high voltage overhead electrical transmission lines on property values. The studies will include:

  • Impact of high voltage powerlines on acreage sales located in Pinal County, Arizona. Over 2,000 sales of 20+ acres include a large subset of sales purchased for residential development.
  • Impact of high voltage powerlines on residential properties located in Maricopa County (Phoenix, Scottsdale, etc.), Arizona.
  • Any other area in the United States where sales data are available.

These studies will be a groundbreaking shift in the status quo of research projects that deal with the impact on property values created by high voltage electric transmission lines. The big difference with the TELIS Project studies versus other, previous ones include:

  • The TELIS Project will provide access to accurate data that support study results for the impact on property values created by high voltage electric transmission lines, and
  • The TELIS Project will clearly state the statistical analyses used in its studies.

For more information on the TELIS Project, go to the TELIS page on this web site or download our TELIS Project Prospectus.


JOIN CCM IN OUR WORK TO EDUCATE AND INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT MONTANA’S ENERGY FUTURE. YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION WILL ENABLE CCM TO CONTINUE OUR WORK FOR YOU. DONATE TO CONCERNED CITIZENS MONTANA TODAY!