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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. 

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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.

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Report | Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

Dirty Energy's Assault on our Health: Mercury

Our dependence on oil and coal-fired power plants has broad detrimental impacts on our health and our environment. Power plants represent America’s single biggest source of air pollution, affecting our waterways, destroying ecosystems, and polluting the air we breathe. Pollution from coal-fired power plants in particular contributes to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory diseases. 

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Report | Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

Best of America under Threat from Underfunding

Stretching from pristine coastlines to towering peaks, from the historic sites where our nation was forged to preserves of American culture, America’s national parks protect the country’s most valuable places. Our national parks have been called America’s “best idea.”

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Report | Environment Montana Research & Policy Center

Global Warming and Extreme Weather

Over the last five years, science has continued to make progress in exploring the connections between global warming and extreme weather. This report reviews recent trends in several types of extreme weather, the impacts caused by notable events that have occurred since 2005, and the most recent scientific projections of future changes in extreme weather.

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