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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars.

Last year, after Environment Montana and our sister organizations delivered more than 10,000 public comments in support of cleaner cars, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per galllon, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.

News Release | Environment America

U.S. House blocks protections for 2 million miles of streams

Washington, DC - Two million miles of rivers and streams across the country could remain vulnerable to development and pollution, under a bill that won approval today by the U.S. House of Representatives. The waters affected help provide drinking water to 117 million Americans.

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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.

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Report | Environment Montana

Wind Energy For A Cleaner America II

America’s wind power capacity has quadrupled in the last five years and wind energy now generates as much electricity as is used every year in Georgia. Thanks to wind energy, America uses less water for power plants and produces less climate-altering carbon pollution.

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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. 

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