A Montana lawmaker wants to get rid of the Board of Environmental Review, calling it redundant and saying its workload could be handled better by professionals at the Department of Environmental Quality.
HELENA – Montana lawmakers began discussions Thursday on legislation that would require two owners of the Colstrip power plant, which faces a partial shutdown, to come up with a plan to compensate the surrounding community for its economic losses.
The future of Colstrip and its big coal-fired power plant, which will lose two of its four units sometime in the next five years, will be big discussion topics in the second half of the Montana Legislature, with one bill in the works calling for two of the plant’s owners to pay about $40 million between them to cover social and economic impacts caused by the reduction in power.
HELENA – Ryan Zinke was sworn in on Wednesday as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior in the Trump administration – and the special statewide election to choose his successor in Montana is just 12 weeks away, on Thursday, May 25.
HELENA — Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance.