In conjunction with our national federation, we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog-forming carbon pollution that new coal-fired power plants can emit—an important victory for the thousands of Montanans who suffer from asthma, which is exacerbated by smog.
Less toxic mercury in our water, air and bodies
After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for young children and babies in utero, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that power plants like the Colstrip Power Plant must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent.
At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars
On July 29 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.
A brighter future for wind and solar.
By tapping the energy of the sun hitting the rooftops of Montana and the power of the wind blowing across the plains, we can meet the energy needs of every household. New policies we helped win will bring us closer to realizing that potential by making it easier to build wind farms and to put solar panels on our roofs.
We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.
More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.