News Release | Environment Montana

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants.  Carbon pollution fuels global warming, which leads to poor air quality that triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.  Scientists also predict that global warming will lead to more devastating floods, more deadly heat waves and the spread of infectious diseases. Coal-fired power plants are the largest single source of carbon pollution in the U.S., yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution from power plants.  The standard proposed will correct that for new power plants by limiting their emissions of carbon pollution.

News Release | Environment Montana

New Report: Pollution Up 36% in Montana since 1990

Montana’s global warming pollution increased by 36% percent since 1990, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment Montana.

News Release | Environment Montana

New Report: Strong Energy Efficiency Policies in Energy/Climate Legislation Would Save Montana Families $476 per Year, Create 2,100 Jobs

A new national report finds that Montanan households would save an average of $476 per year and 2,100 sustainable jobs would be created in the state over the next ten years if Congress acts now to include strong energy efficiency improvements in energy and climate legislation. The report, entitled Energy Efficiency in the American Clean Energy Security Act of 2009: Impacts of Current Provisions and Opportunities to Enhance the Legislation, was released by Environment Montana and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The efficiency provisions would prevent 3 million tons of carbon emissions; this is the equivalent of removing the pollution 545,454 cars from the road for a year.

News Release | Environment Montana

America’s Biggest Untapped Energy Source Key to Cutting Global Warming Emissions

A comprehensive plan to make our nation’s buildings more efficient by 2030 could save enough energy to power all of our nation’s cars, homes and businesses for a year and a half while saving Americans more than $500 billion, according to a new report by our national federation, Environment America.  By renovating old buildings and ensuring that new ones use 50 percent less energy within ten years and generate as much energy as they use by 2030, we can cut U.S. global warming emissions by at least 34 percent by 2050.

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Bush-era Forest Service Influence Still Quietly Paving Paradise

A new report by our national federation, Environment America, reveals that nearly 90,000 acres of undeveloped national forest areas across the country that support clean water and critical wildlife have scheduled logging projects moving forward.  Forests in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Colorado are among those scheduled for commercial logging starting this spring right under the nose of the new administration.  

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