Tester congratulates Montana Nobel Peace Prize Winner

University of Montana climate change researcher will share award with other scientists

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after personally congratulating University of Montana researcher Dr. Steve Running.  A lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Running is a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded today in Oslo, Norway.  Dr. Running will share the honor with other authors worldwide.

"Winning a Nobel Peace Prize is one of the greatest honors you can get.  Montana couldn't be more proud of Steve.  He put years of hard work into making our world a better place to live for future generations.  Steve's cutting-edge research will keep Montana at the forefront in the fight against climate change, and I look forward to working with him as he continues to lead the way."