Attorney General Tim Fox on Thursday filed to intervene in a federal district court lawsuit on behalf of the state of Montana, defending the U.S. Department of Interior’s reversal of the Obama Administration’s moratorium on federal coal leases.
HELENA – Last week’s Public Service Commission order to set new rates and contract rules for small, independent solar-power projects in Montana undercuts all solar-power development in the state and should be reconsidered, renewable power advocates told MTN News Wednesday.
As President Donald Trump has rolled out a series of moves he claims will increase the number of coal-mining jobs in the U.S., analysts have met each announcement with data showing employment in that industry has been declining for decades because of economic pressures — and that likely won’t change because of the president’s actions.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental advocacy groups launched a new attempt Thursday to halt the expansion of Montana’s largest coal mine over its effects on climate change, after federal officials said it wouldn’t contribute significantly to the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Bozeman’s mayor joined more than 200 other city leaders from across the country in signing a letter pledging to continue trying to limit greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency in the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.