Press statement: Northern Plains reacts positively to Obama’s climate change plan, June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013

Categories: Climate change, Coal, Events, Fossil Fuels, News

By Northern Plains Resource Council

“The president’s plan to curb carbon emissions recognizes the need for a clean-energy economy,” said Ed Gulick, Past Chair of Northern Plains Resource Council and a Billings architect. “Cleaning up coal plants is a good first step. It creates jobs, improves our health, and encourages innovation. It also deals with climate change that is already happening, such as last summer’s wildfires in eastern Montana, drought, and extreme weather.

“We should not be afraid to move into our energy future. That future includes making our homes and businesses more energy efficient and expanding the use of renewable energy, such as wind and solar. Something Northern Plains has been actively working on for more than 40 years.

“The president is outlining the first steps away from a 19th century energy source such as coal and leading us to a clean, renewable, and prosperous future. Now, in the 21st century, it’s time to move forward.

“We also agree President Obama’s recommendation to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Montana only if it will not lead to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.”

Northern Plains is a conservation and family agriculture organization founded in Billings in 1972.

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