News Release | Environment Montana

New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental Benefits for Montana; Reduces Pollution and Saves Water

Wind energy is on the rise in Montana and is providing huge environmental benefits for the state, according to a new report released today by Environment Montana. Montana’s wind energy is already avoiding more than 748,831 metric tons of climate-altering carbon pollution -– the equivalent of taking 156,006 cars off the road, while saving 334,569,500 gallons of water per year -– enough to meet the needs of 8,184 people.

News Release | Environment Montana

Power Plants are Montana’s Largest Source of Carbon Pollution

A new report from Environment Montana Research & Policy Center finds that power plants are Montana’s single largest source of global warming pollution, contributing as much as 57 percent of our total carbon emissions. 

News Release | Environment Montana

Glacier National Park at risk of logging, road-building - Environment Montana exposes bills moving in U.S. House of Reps

Environment Montana released a new report today revealing that pristine areas in Glacier National Park could be at risk of logging and road-building if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.  The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our nation’s treasured places, like Glacier.

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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.

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