Owners of southeastern Montana’s Colstrip coal-fired power plant will convert two of the four units to a nonliquid disposal system, which environmental groups called a major step toward ending 30 years of groundwater pollution caused by leaking coal-ash ponds.
Conservation groups, landowners, and public health advocates file petition to reform Montana’s fracking chemical disclosure rule
Billings, MT – Today a coalition of conservation groups, landowners, and public health advocates petitioned the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation to provide broader public disclosure of information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
Victory: As part of settlement, power plant will move to safer dry disposal for millions of tons of toxic waste
Billings, MT — Decades after water contamination problems first started at the Colstrip coal-fired power plant, an agreement filed in court today between conservation groups and the facility’s owners will result in far safer disposal of millions of tons of toxic coal ash waste generated by burning coal at the plant.