Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) asked President Obama in a July 9 letter to consider the effect of climate change on Montana and to look to the state as an inspiration for how to manage climate change. He outlined fifteen suggestions for the administration, including approving the Keystone XL pipeline, funding carbon sequestration projects, adding barley to the list of approved sources of renewable fuels, supporting retrofitting non-power generating dams with turbines, and supporting the SAFE Act and the Water Resource Development Act.