Montana, the Big Sky State, is famous not only for its sprawling skies but also its wide-open, mountainous lands. Montana is the fourth largest state, at over 145 thousand square miles, but the forty-fourth most populous, with only just over one million residents. There are more cows in Montana than there are people and agriculture is an important part of the state’s economy. Almost 30% of that acreage is public lands — Montana is home to seven national forests and fifty-three state parks.

Unfortunately, Montana’s formidable natural landscape is facing the degradation of climate collapse. In the past century, Montana has warmed about two degrees Fahrenheit, and drought has followed that heat. As the soil dries up, trees have died and become kindling to wildfires, which are increasingly frequent. Montana faces one of the worst drought threats in the country, second only to Texas, to such an extent that the future of water availability in the state is of pressing concern, and, by extension, the viability of agricultural yields. Of all the western states, Montana has seen the largest percentage increase in the number of fires.

These changes have cascading effects on Montana’s natural ecosystems. For example, dying trees and dry soils increases the risk of forest insect outbreaks. Additionally, a warmer climate means less yearly snowfall and more snowmelt during winter. Both of these conditions reduce snowpack, which can shorten the ski season — a major source of revenue for Montana. A diminished snow pack can even allow for tree lines to move to higher altitudes, threatening alpine tundra ecosystems.

Diana Six, an entomologist at the U. of Montana, returned from a trip to Montana’s Glacial National Park, in July 2021 where the 97/98˚heat had decimated the ice. In despair, she said, “I don’t think people realize that climate change is not just a loss of ice. It’s all the stuff that’s dependent on it. The water is too warm for the fish. At some of the lower elevations, glacier lilies were shriveled, lupins didn’t even open. The flowers should extend for another three weeks but they’re already gone. Any insects or birds that depend upon them, like bees or hummingbirds are in trouble, their food is gone. Bird populations have just baked. There have been total losses of alot of baby birds this year. You see these ospreys and eagles sitting on top of the trees in their nests and those young, they just can’t take the heat.”

Montana has the largest estimated coal reserves in the country (about 30%) and produces 5% of the nation’s coal. It also accounts for about 40% of Montana’s electricity generation. About 7 out of 10 households use natural gas as their primary source of heating, but that gas comes mostly from outside the state. 40% of Montana’s electricity generation comes from hydroelectric power plants and about 9% from wind. Montana’s fast moving rivers and vast plains make the state an ideal place for hydroelectric and wind energy generation.

In 2007, The Montana Climate Change Action Committee agreed upon 54 policy recommendations meant to reduce Montana’s greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. However, by 2017, carbon dioxide emissions had risen 13% from 1990. In 2017, the Montana Institute on Ecosystems organized the collaborative interagency Montana Climate Assessment with the goal of driving knowledge-based policy. By 2019, Governor Steve Bullock created the Montana Climate Solutions Council, which delivered the first draft of their Montana Climate Solutions Plan in early 2020 and their final 72-page report in August 2020, outlining strategies to help reach Bullock’s stated goal of bringing net greenhouse gas emissions to zero in the electricity sector by 2035. The report also recommends the state reach net-zero emissions across the economy by 2050.

In July 2021, Gov. Greg Gianforte discontinued Montana’s membership in a coalition of two dozen states dedicated to fighting climate change. The U.S. Climate Alliance is a nonpartisan group committed to achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change. Democratic former Gov. Steve Bullock joined the alliance in 2019.

Asked if the governor has established any specific or measurable targets to reach climate goals, spokesperson Brooke Stroyke responded, “… you can’t set arbitrary, predictive limitations on innovation, and we can’t and shouldn’t put guardrails on innovation and ingenuity to address climate change.”


Why Montana is emerging as a must-watch climate battleground

By Scott Dance 05/19/23
Montana is the land of big skies, glaciers and fly-fishing — where natural beauty is so important, the state imposed a constitutional right to a clean environment. But it also boasts the country’s largest recoverable…
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Montana’s new anti-climate law may be the most aggressive in the nation

By Kristoffer Tigue 05/16/23
Montana Republican lawmakers have passed legislation that bars state agencies from considering climate change when permitting large projects that require environmental reviews, including coal mines and power plants. Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the bill last…
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Montana’s New Anti-Climate Law May Be the Most Aggressive in the Nation

By Kristoffer Tigue 05/16/23
Montana Republican lawmakers have passed legislation that bars state agencies from considering climate change when permitting large projects that require environmental reviews, including coal mines and power plants. Gov. Greg Gianforte signed the bill last…
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Montana Repeals State Energy Policy as Climate Trial Nears

By Dana Drugmand 04/03/23
Montana has repealed its 30-year-old energy policy – including a 2011 amendment that prioritized fossil-fuel development. The move comes as a June trial date approaches for a youth-led climate lawsuit against the state.
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In Montana, it’s youth vs. the state in a landmark climate case

By David Gelles 03/24/23
Sixteen young Montanans have sued their state, arguing that its support of fossil fuels violates the state Constitution....
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USDA to spend $197 million to prepare for wildfires brought on by climate change

By Dinah Voyles Pulver 03/20/23
Federal officials announced $197 million in grants on Monday to help more than 100 communities and tribes across the nation become more resilient to wildfire.
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How environmental policy proposals are faring at the Legislature’s halfway mark

By Amanda Eggert 03/09/23
As the 2023 Legislature enters its second half, Montana Free Press is assessing how bills falling under the environmental umbrella — broadly defined — fared during the first 45 days of the session. Here we…
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Central Valley Man Pleads Guilty to Nearly $9 Million Cow Manure Ponzi Scheme

Ray Brewer, 66, of Porterville, and Sheridan, Montana, pleaded guilty today to wire fraud, money laundering, and identity theft charges for running a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme where he purported to turn cow manure into green…
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Montana Sues Portland, Oregon Over Fossil Fuel Terminal Ban

By Olivia Rosane 02/17/23
In 2016, the Portland, Oregon, city council unanimously approved a ban on either building new fossil fuel terminals within the city or expanding existing ones. At the time, Inside Climate News reported it was likely…
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Judge blocks coal mine expansion sought by Signal Peak

By Amanda Eggert 02/13/23
Judge found ‘sufficiently serious’ errors in the Interior Department’s environmental review of a 7,100-acre expansion of the Bull Mountains Mine.
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Groups say plan isn’t helping fish species in Montana

Environmentalists are suing U.S. wildlife officials in a bid to force federal protections for a rare, freshwater fish in Montana’s upper Missouri River Basin that’s suffered due to climate change and other pressures.
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Advocates rally for climate action at Montana Capitol

By Tom Kuglin 01/20/23
Under banners saying “Protect Our Home,” climate change advocates rallied at the state Capitol Friday, blasting inaction on climate and demanding politicians move on solutions.
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Calumet Reaches Key Application Milestone for Loan Guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: CLMT) announced today that its Montana Renewables subsidiary has been invited by the U.S. Department of Energy to submit a Part II Application for a $600 million loan guarantee…

How Montana stands to benefit if its pro-crypto mining bill is approved

The Montana Senate recently passed a bill designed to protect crypto miners operating within the state. The proposed law, which is currently making its way through the state's House of Representatives, seeks to protect both…

The Montana Legislature v. local climate action

A trio of Republican-sponsored bills seeking to limit local governments’ ability to steer their communities toward renewable energies are advancing through the Montana Legislature, despite pushback from two of the state’s largest and fastest-growing cities.

Lawmakers hear testimony on bill changing EV charging station laws

A bill that would change up laws on electric vehicle charging stations gets its first House hearing. Senate Bill 255 would update parts of Montana code to prepare for a growing electric vehicle industry. It…

Kalispell and Yellowstone County Businesses Now Eligible for Energy Efficiency Upgrades through C-PACE

The Montana Department of Commerce and the Montana Facility Finance Authority (MFFA) announced today that Kalispell and Yellowstone County have become the state’s newest Commercial Property Assessed Capital Enhancement (C-PACE) districts. Commercial building owners in…

BLM explores utility-scale solar in Montana

The Bureau of Land Management is exploring utility-scale solar development in Montana as part of a larger White House initiative to use federal land to fight climate change. The agency is seeking input on the…

Missoula renewable energy options remain opaque

North Americans consume six times as much energy as the average global consumer, according to Bradley Layton, CEO of Human Powered Future. It’s an unsustainable trajectory with an uncertain future.

Missoula Montana Airport lands electric ground equipment; EV numbers grow in Montana

The Missoula Montana Airport picked up four pieces of electric equipment this month courtesy of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and funding stemming from the state's share of the Volkswagon settlement.

Calumet Montana oil refinery in Great Falls to become top US producer of sustainable jet fuel

The Calumet Montana oil refinery in Great Falls has completed the multi-million dollar expansion project it began more than a year ago and is now poised to become the largest producer of sustainable aviation fuel…

Panel reviews nuclear power options in Montana

Small modular reactors supplying electricity in Montana could be part of the solution to the pending closure of the Colstrip coal-fueled power plant and give the facility new life, a nuclear power advocate told a…

DOE Awards $35 Million to Small Businesses Pursuing Clean Energy and Climate Solutions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $35 million in funding for diverse small businesses to pursue scientific, clean energy, and climate solutions. The funding will support 158 projects across 29 states that will…

Montana’s largest wind farm underway near Miles City

On a recent winter afternoon the wind on this Eastern Montana plain was rising slowly like a tide, the cool dense air rolling in to replace what’s been warmed by daylight.

Montana’s slice of $555B in clean energy plan could expand green projects

There’s $555 billion for clean energy in the White House’s Build Back Better plan, and Montana energy stakeholders see opportunities for renewable development big and small.

Tribal Solar Projects Provide More Than Climate Solutions

In August 2021, two wildfires surrounded the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in central Montana. By Aug. 11, more than 175,000 acres were ablaze, and all residents of Lame Deer, the largest town on the reservation,…

NW Energy’s proposed gas-fired plant disappoints Montana cities seeking all-green power

Missoula, Bozeman and Helena had an understanding that Montana’s largest electricity provider would help their citizens go to 100% net renewable electricity by the end of this decade.

Montana cities have carbon-free goals, but it’s not easy being green

NorthWestern Energy and three of Montana’s largest cities had gotten their wires crossed.

Giant solar project proposed in south Butte, landowners concerned

By Michael Cast 05/23/21
On June 17, Madison River Equity LLC will seek a special use permit from the Butte-Silver Bow Zoning Board to install a 1,600-acre solar array, the Basin Creek Solar Project, on private ranchland in south…

PSC sets terms for small renewable energy projects

By Tom Lutey 02/28/21
The Montana Public Service Commission is starting to unwind renewable energy policies ruled unlawful by the state Supreme Court. Commissioners last week set 20-year contracts for renewable energy projects that qualify for favorable treatment under…

Preparing for Climate Change in Montana

This page provides an overview of the steps Montana is taking to prepare for the impacts of climate change.


Previous Cases and Legal Actions in Montana

Youth petitioned the Montana Supreme Court for original jurisdiction asking the court to declare “(1) that the State of Montana holds the atmosphere in trust for the present and future citizens of the state of…

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…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.

The First National Flood Risk Assessment

The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.

Montana Climate Solutions Plan

Preliminary Recommendations and Key Questions

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…

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…

Climate Central’s analysis shows how much hotter parks are projected to get later this century.

The future of National Parks is going to be a lot hotter, click to explore our interactive >>


NorthWestern Energy to increase ownership share in Colstrip

By Eric Dietrich and Amanda Eggert   01/17/23  
The utility company says the deal will likely keep the aging coal plant operational through the end of the decade.
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Bill to abolish Montana energy policy sparks debate about climate, separation of powers

By Keila Szpaller   01/13/23  
Rep. Steve Gunderson proposed a bill to eliminate Montana's energy policy, which sparked debate about climate change, separation of powers....
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How Montana Took a Hard Right Turn Toward Christian Nationalism

By Abe Streep   01/11/23  
The fifth season of the hit show “Yellowstone” premiered on the Sunday after the midterm elections, with Kevin Costner’s character, the rancher John Dutton, assuming Montana’s governorship. “This was never my plan,” he says, wearing…
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After a record number of hot summer days, Montana needs air conditioning

By Aaron Bolton   09/09/22  
Montana has seen a record number of hot days this summer. More are forecasted as the climate changes. The state is trying to adapt with some help from the Inflation Reduction Act.
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Youth-Led Climate Change Lawsuits Are a Tactic to Hold Governments Responsible

By Ray Levy Uyeda   07/25/22  
Rikki Held grew up on a 7,000-acre ranch in Broadus, Montana, where she learned the family business of ranching, hunted deer and elk, and played in the river that cut through the land. But drought,…
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Three-quarters of Montana farmers, ranchers anxious about climate change, survey finds

By YCC Team   07/18/22  
Drought and extreme heat can damage crops. Heavy rain can flood fields and cause fungal growth. A late cold snap can kill young plants. Paul Lachapelle of Montana State University says the growing risks and…
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Yellowstone to partly reopen after historic flooding

By Annabelle Timsit   06/19/22  
Parts of Yellowstone will reopen to visitors Wednesday morning, after dramatic floods forced the national park to shut down last week. Entrances to the south loop of the park will reopen to a limited number…
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In maps, photos and videos, see the full force of Yellowstone’s floods

By N. Kirkpatrick, Jason Samenow, Dylan Moriarty and Laris Karklis   06/18/22  
Every summer, millions flock to Yellowstone National Park and wait for the reliable eruption of the geyser Old Faithful. This week, visitors were caught in a unpredictable and massive explosion of water that coursed through…
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Floods leave Yellowstone landscape ‘dramatically changed’

By Matthew Brown and Lindsay Whitehurst   06/15/22  
Floodwaters that rushed through Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities earlier this week moved through Montana’s largest city on Wednesday, flooding farms and ranches and forcing the shutdown of its water treatment plant.
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This week’s floods have ‘dramatically changed’ Yellowstone’s landscape, perhaps forever

By Matthew Brown & Others   06/15/22  
Floodwaters that rushed through Yellowstone National Park and surrounding communities earlier this week moved through Montana’s largest city on Wednesday, flooding farms and ranches and forcing the shutdown of its water treatment plant.
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Dramatic video shows large house collapsing into Yellowstone River amid historic floods

A visitor from Indiana captured dramatic video of a waterfront house in Montana being swept away in a river as a torrent of rain combined with a rapidly melting snowpack caused a deluge of flooding…
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Ryan Zinke makes his ‘energy dominance’ pitch to Montanans

By Maxine Joselow and Others   05/19/22  
Zinke, a former Navy SEAL and House member, is vying to represent Montana’s newly created 1st District in the western part of the state. He's running against four other Republicans in the primary election scheduled…
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Fossil fuels v our future: young Montanans wage historic climate fight

By Ray Levy Uyeda   04/13/22  
When Grace Gibson-Snyder was 13, she launched an independent project in her home town of Missoula, Montana, to encourage restaurants not to use single-use plastic containers. She found that youth activism enabled her to press…
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NorthWestern announces plans to be net-zero on carbon emissions by 2050

By Tom Lutey   03/03/22  
In a plan that allows its largest carbon-emitting asset in Montana to continue burning through 2044, NorthWestern Energy announced Thursday it was committed to net-zero emissions by 2050.
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UM joins national project to support climate resilience in Indian country

By UM News Service   01/24/22  
The University of Montana is partnering in a new program that provides science-based climate information and services to Native American ranchers and farmers in the Intermountain West.
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Climate change is helping invasive species take over trout habitats in Montana

By Erin Blakemore   01/09/22  
If you grab your fishing pole and head to a river in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you may easily make a catch. But thanks to human-caused climate change, that fish is more likely to be a…
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Prairies on Fire in Montana Amid a Record December Heat Wave

By Jim Robbins   12/02/21  
Record-high temperatures and powerful winds have sparked a series of unusual December prairie fires in Montana, one of a series of late-season fires across the country amid an unusually warm approach to the winter season.
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Montana wildfire update for December 01, 2021

By Jess Sheldahl, Kay Erickson, Edward O'Brien   12/02/21  
The town of Denton in Fergus County in central Montana is under an evacuation order because of a fast-moving wildfire.
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Baucus says he’s hopeful about progress on climate change

By Corin Cates-Carney   10/29/21  
During a conversation about climate change held Thursday night at the University of Montana between former Vice President Al Gore and former Montana U.S. Senator Max Baucus, both men expressed hope.
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Report: Impacts of climate change include drought

By Kit Tilly and Hillery Dailey   10/24/21  
We in the West are witness to the impacts of climate change. Montana and other Western states are now in unprecedented drought conditions.The National Integrated Drought Information System lists Ravalli County as being in severe…
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How wildfire ‘burn scars’ threaten the West’s drinking water

By Sara Reardon   09/28/21  
Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain…
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Deadly train derailment in Montana exposes decrepit state of US infrastructure

By Niles Niemuth   09/28/21  
The derailment of an Amtrak passenger train in northern Montana Saturday, which killed three people and injured at least 50, is the latest in a string of accidents and disasters that are the result of…
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Bozeman High School students join global climate strike

By Hannah Kearse   09/25/21  
Bozeman High School students walked out of school a little early Friday afternoon in protest.
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MSU study: Climate change generating anxiety and distress for Montana farmers, ranchers

By Anne Cantrell   09/23/21  
Montana State University released a study in April 2020 about how climate change is generating anxiety and distress for Montana farmers and ranchers.
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Missoula, Helena, Bozeman ask MT delegation to support clean energy transition

By Martin Kidston   09/20/21  
Efforts to address climate change at the local level won’t go far unless Congress adopts national policies aimed at mitigation and frees up funding to pay for the efforts, several Montana cities and counties are…
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Upcoming Summit Explores Clean Future for MT Energy

By Eric Tegethoff   09/15/21  
The Energy Future Summit will be held virtually Oct. 1, hosted by the Northern Plains Resource Council. Topics for sessions at the one-day summit will include a just transition to renewable energy and the role…
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Climate change activists show up at Tester’s offices across the state

By Hannah Kearse   09/10/21  
Community members gathered on Bozeman’s Main Street for climate action at the federal level Thursday afternoon. Their message to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was to support the transformation of the country’s energy infrastructure.
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Ratepayers will get day in court over utility pre-approval

By Amanda Eggert   09/03/21  
Missoula District Court Judge Jason Marks ruled this week that a lawsuit challenging the state’s pre-approval statute can proceed. In his order, Marks denied NorthWestern Energy’s motion, which it filed with support from Montana Attorney…
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Federal oil and gas leasing program back in play in Montana

By Amanda Eggert   09/02/21  
The federal government is moving forward with oil and gas leasing on 6,277 acres of Bureau of Land Management property in Montana following a judicial order directing the Department of the Interior to resume lease…
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Does Greg Gianforte have a plan for climate change?

By Amanda Eggert   08/10/21  
Between an expansive drought bringing rivers and soil moisture to alarmingly low levels, a series of heat waves that have set scores of temperature records across the region, and a fast and furious start to…
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Top US scientist on melting glaciers: ‘I’ve gone from being an ecologist to a coroner’

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan   07/21/21  
Diana Six’s love of the outdoors began before she could form words, run, or collect the bugs and fungi that were precious to her as a child. A tough home life eventually led her to…
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Heavy smoke expected to linger above western Montana

Smoke from wildfires across the U.S. West has wafted over large swaths of western Montana on Friday, leading to unhealthy air quality in Missoula and Frenchtown. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality recommends that active…
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This Governor Withdrew From A Climate Pact. Days Later, He’s Pleading For Help With Drought.

By Chris D' Angelo   07/13/21  
Montana’s Republican governor has made it clear his state won’t be bothered to help in the fight against climate change. But he still wants federal assistance to deal with the climate impacts at Montana’s door.
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Report: Climate Change at Yellowstone Threatens People, Wildlife

By Matt Alderton   07/06/21  
“Beautiful.” “Gorgeous.” “Breathtaking.” “Magnificent.” These are just a few of the words that tourists often use to describe the splendor that is the Greater Yellowstone Area, comprising approximately 22 million acres of wilderness in northwestern…
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Justices deny Wyoming, Montana coal suit against Washington

By Mead Gruver   06/29/21  
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that it won’t allow Wyoming and Montana to sue Washington state for denying a key permit to build a coal export dock that would have sent coal to Asia.…
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An eighth of the US population is sweltering under a record-breaking heat dome. Climate change is making it worse

By Pedram Javaheri , Judson Jones and Hannah Gard   06/16/21  
With upwards of 300 record-high temperatures in jeopardy this week, more than an eighth of the US population -- over 40 million people -- are on alert across the western US for a long-lasting, potentially lethal heat…
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Montana and 16 other states want in on Youth Climate Change lawsuit

By Amanda Eggert   06/15/21  
Montana and 16 other states are asking to intervene in the Youth Climate Change lawsuit, an attempt by 21 youth activists to address climate change by compelling the federal government to transition away from fossil…
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Montana State University faculty and students push for stronger climate action

By Liz Weber   06/11/21  
A decade has passed since Montana State University addressed its plan to combat climate change, despite a plan to review and update progress regularly.
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Montana judge denies Biden administration’s request to delay coal leasing lawsuit

By Carson Mccullough   06/07/21  
A federal judge in Montana rebuffed efforts by the Biden administration to pause a lawsuit by several states, tribes and environmental groups seeking to end coal mining lease sales on federal land.
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Name Change Refocuses MT Org on Wild Places of All Kinds

By Eric Tegethoff   06/04/21  
One of the country's oldest grassroots conservation groups is changing its name, and also broadening its mission.
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How Returning Lands to Native Tribes Is Helping Protect Nature

By Jim Robbins   06/03/21  
In 1908 the U.S. government seized some 18,000 acres of land from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to create the National Bison Range in the heart of their reservation in the mountain-ringed Mission Valley…
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Climate activists challenge pre-approval of NorthWestern Energy gas plant

By Laura Lundquist   06/02/21  
Armed with a new report comparing various energy scenarios, Missoula-based 350 Montana has filed two complaints challenging a Montana Public Service Commission process that gives NorthWestern Energy the leeway to invest in resources that may…
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The Cleanest Energy Is Also the Cheapest Energy

That’s the headline of a new study, “Affordable and Reliable Decarbonization Pathways for Montana,” commissioned by 350 Montana. Blessed as we are with world-class hydroelectric, wind, and solar generation, Montana can retire its Colstrip coal…
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Editorial: Attempts to prop up coal will be futile

By the Chronicle Editorial Board   05/07/21  
Montana and Wyoming find themselves increasingly isolated in what will ultimately be futile attempts to prop up a declining coal industry that seems doomed to go down in a flurry of ill-advised legislation and expensive…
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Sustainable Missoula: The next generation of environmental problem solvers

By Cassie Sevigny   03/26/21  
I marched through snow up to my shins as I followed a handful of high school students, their teacher, Elana Selinger, along with Deb Fassnacht and Aissa Wise from the Watershed Education Network (WEN). McCauley…
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Withholding energy assistance

By Jonathan Hettinger   03/26/21  
A bill that seeks to reverse $2.5 million in potential penalties on NorthWestern Energy for failing to help communities develop renewable energy projects is drawing criticism from environmental and tribal groups across Montana.
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Montana joins suit to undo Biden pause on oil and gas lease sales

By Kevin McGill   03/24/21  
Montana is among 13 states that sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the…
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Coal cuts: Aging power plants, cheap natural gas shutting off Montana coal

By Tom Lutey   03/21/21  
It wasn’t the first time a Montana coal mine had gone bankrupt, but Decker Coal’s reason for calling it quits had never been stated so plainly.
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Coal cuts: Aging power plants, cheap natural gas shutting off Montana coal

By Tom Lutey   03/21/21  
It wasn’t the first time a Montana coal mine had gone bankrupt, but Decker Coal’s reason for calling it quits had never been stated so plainly.
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Texas, Montana Lead 21 GOP-Run States In Suing Biden Admin Over Keystone XL Suspension

By Siladitya Ray   03/18/21  
Texas and Montana led 19 other Republican-governed states in suing President Joe Biden and his administration over his decision to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, in the latest legal challenge mounted…
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