Colstrip, Montana, owes more than just its name to the Powder River Basin coal beneath it. The resource fuels the town’s economy, from its origin at the nearby Rosebud Mine to its incineration at the Colstrip Generating Station — the second-largest coal-fired power plant in the West.
Conservatives blasted the federal Clean Power Plan at an event in Billings Monday. It was billed as an “energy briefing,” co-hosted by Big Sky Economic Development and Republican Senator Steve Daines. Yellowstone Public Radio’s Jackie Yamanaka reports.
Washington and Oregon are considering cutting ties with Montana coal.
HELENA, MONT. Three of the six utilities that own southeastern Montana’s Colstrip power plant have helped write legislation in Washington state and Oregon that could threaten future operations of the second-largest coal-fired plant in the West.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A deal to keep a coal mine running in central Montana includes a secret side agreement between the owner and the environmentalist group that argued state officials failed to properly examine the long-term effects of a mining expansion on groundwater.
Environmentalists are expressing disappointment in the new Clean Power Plan Advisory Council that Governor Steve Bullock announced today.
HELENA – Despite being the middle of winter, it’s time for some people to start planning summer trips.