HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sent a letter to chief executive of NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest public utility, offering to form a working group to look at alternative ownership of three coal-fired power units in southeastern Montana’s Colstrip where residents are worried about job loss from the shut-down of some of the units.
HELENA — Montana regulators on Tuesday ordered NorthWestern Energy to refund customers $8.24 million that the state’s largest power company charged when it had to buy electricity on the open market after a 2013 outage of the Colstrip coal plant.
Those who really want to make Montana law work for their wallet may be able to do it for free, probably without raising an eyebrow — much less an ethics committee hearing. All you have to do is get elected to the state legislature.
LIBBY — Greg Gianforte wore a hard hat and stood nearly 2,000 feet underground as he criticized Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for “a lack of leadership” that he said has caused mining permits to linger in regulatory review for years longer than necessary.