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Montana State Profile and Energy Estimates

Montana, known as Big Sky Country, is the fourth-largest state and a significant supplier of energy to the rest of the nation. The state is rich in both fossil fuels and renewable resources. About three-tenths of the nation’s estimated recoverable coal reserves are in Montana, and the northern and eastern areas of the state contain deposits of crude oil and natural gas.


The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Montana

Between 2017 and 2019, Montana experienced two wildfires and one drought. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.


State-by-State: Climate Change in Montana

Montana’s climate is already changing. The state has warmed two degrees Fahrenheit in the last century. Montana recorded its all time wettest spring in 2014, which saw massive flooding and economic damage. The number of extreme weather events, including record rainfall and flooding in the Northern Great Plains, and prolonged drought and heatwaves in the south, are expected to both increase and become more severe as a result of global climate change. These impacts will impact Montana’s agriculture industry, harm human health and decrease ecosystem resiliency.


What Climate Change Means for Montana

Montana’s climate is changing. In the past century,


Climate change impacts in Montana

From Glacier National Park’s rapidly disappearing glaciers to larger outbreaks of bark beetles in our forests and warmer water temperatures in our trout streams, the effects of a changing climate can be seen all around us.