From the January issue Montana Audubon News. PLEASE READ!!!
Energy and Climate News
January News a Plenty:
-We work to ensure must-needed renewable energy projects are designed with wildlife in mind. We have significant concerns for the raptors that make their home on the Kevin Rim cliffs where new towers are proposed.
-Check out this fascinating research conducted via the University of Montana that links climate change to songbird population declines.
-The EPA recently rolled out a new tool – a map of Greenhouse gas emitters across the US. Montana is home to the 8th largest in the country, and the second largest in the west. Whew.
-Mercury that comes from Colestrip and other emitters (see above) affects our songbirds according to this new research.
-Yellowstone River Oil Spill Settlement. Here’s the latest as the AP reported and via the Billings Gazette. Consider oil from Montana up to the Arctic – from National Audubon Society – Speak up for the birds and wildlife of the Arctic Ocean.
-Keystone XL Pipeline. On January 18, President Obama stood up to Big Oil when he denied a federal permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would carry dirty tar sands crude oil from Alberta to Texas. Yes!