The government should provide people with access to a network of affordable fuel options in the mountains of western Montana, the American Conservative says in a new report.
The report comes as Montana’s energy crisis continues to escalate.
The government is facing mounting criticism for how it’s managing the situation, including a lack of resources, low-level employees, and a lack in communication.
The lack of fuel in the state is causing widespread concern, with Montana Governor Steve Bullock recently announcing he’s ordering an investigation into the state’s fuel and natural gas supply.
The state is also facing pressure from its energy industry, as the Montana Gas and Electric Company is currently under investigation for price gouging, with some analysts saying that the company is actually profiting from the situation.
However, many other Montana politicians are defending the state, including Bullock, who is trying to avoid political fallout by keeping his distance from the crisis.
He recently said the state has a $3 billion surplus and a $300 million rainy day fund.
But many Montana Republicans aren’t willing to give the governor that kind of money, instead they want him to focus on addressing the state government’s problems.
Montana Governor Steven Bullock is leading an investigation of Montana’s fuel supply.