State climate change plan urges carbon neutrality by 2050

As wildfires rage across the state and country, a climate change report over a year in the making commissioned by Gov. Steve Bullock hopes to fight its effects in Montana.

Bullock issued an executive order to create the Montana Climate Solutions Council in July 2019, with a final goal of developing a climate solutions plan for the state. That plan was released Wednesday.

The group is calling for Montana to reach total carbon neutrality by 2050. By 2035, the group recommends that Montana reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector to 0%. The group is also advocating for low-emission vehicle standards and “revitalizing coal country,” among lots of recommendations.