A new report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis shows in deep detail how two aging coal-fired units at an electricity-generation plant in eastern Montana are financially unviable in the fast-changing new energy economy.
Energy doesn’t help anybody if it can’t get where it’s wanted, and Montana forms a crucial link in the energy transportation chain, railroad leaders at the Asia-Montana Energy Summit said Thursday. <READ MORE>
Maybe she doesn’t owe it all to Butte, but Carol Williams’ hometown was integral in forging the conservation ethic she’s known for. Williams was feted Tuesday in Missoula by the National Wildlife Federation and three other groups as Conservation Champion. It was the first of what his group hopes is an annual event centered around Women’s History Month, said David Dittloff, regional representative for NWF. <READ MORE>
HELENA – A bill to prohibit the state from permitting mines that require perpetual remediation was voted down on party lines and tabled in committee on Wednesday. <READ MORE>
Mining advocates and conservation groups that often oppose each other on mining-related legislation found some common ground Monday with a bill to add regulations for storing mine tailings. <READ MORE>