November 1, 2022
Contact: madison@mtgop.org

HELENA, Mont. – Facts show that Monica Tranel, radical environmental lawyer and far-left candidate for Montana’s First Congressional District, already stands shoulder to shoulder with Congressional Democrats working to kill domestic energy projects while leaving Montana families to pay the price. In fact, she has spent her career working to represent groups like 350Montana who are hellbent on ending American oil and gas production. Touting her $90,00 brand new electric vehicle on the election trail, Tranel has also been an echo chamber for the Left’s latest push to force hardworking families to buy an expensive electric vehicle rather than support common sense policies that promote American energy production.

Here are the facts:

Monica Tranel’s liberal green agenda will hurt Montana energy production, jobs and families:

Tranel herself said: “So what is the first thing I will tackle in Congress?…I’ve been doing a lot of work on climate change and energy. The energy transition is happening…” (“Democratic Candidates running for Montana’s Western Congressional District,” MCAT Community Media, 05/11/22)

Monica Tranel has outwardly supported President Biden and the Democrats’ Build Back Broke bill and advocated for Green New Deal policies:

All to satisfy the crazy climate mob, the Democrats’ disastrous plan undercuts Made in Montana energy and forks over billions of dollars in slush funds to advance Green New Deal policies that will destroy Montana jobs and safe production. It also raises taxes on local oil and gas producers, directly impacting Montanans.

“The Build Back Better Act would raise the royalty rates for all new oil, gas, and coal leases from 12.5% to 20%, and in some cases up to 25%.” (Mark Passwaters, “Biden’s Build Back Better bill would ban drilling offshore Florida, increase royalty rates,” Upstream Online, 11/4/21)

Thankfully, Montanans have Ryan Zinke, a Navy SEAL Commander, former Montana Congressman, and Interior Secretary under President Trump, on the ticket to vote for.

In Congress, Ryan Zinke will once again be a champion of the issues most important to Montana and unleash American energy.

“Under Ryan Zinke’s leadership at the Department of the Interior, the U.S. achieved Energy Dominance, increased federal energy revenues, and responsibly opened federal acreage for energy production,” Trump, who has endorsed Zinke, said in a statement. “He will be a strong leader for the great Patriots of Montana.” (Maxine Joselow, “Ryan Zinke makes his ‘energy dominance’ pitch to Montanans”, Washington Post, 5/19/22)