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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.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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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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