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SB 235 - Arbitrarily Extending State Land Coal Leases

SB 235 would allow the Montana Land Board to extend the date for coal leases beyond their traditional 10-year term if the Board finds that it would be in the “best interest of the state.” The bill could result in a lease renewal for the Otter Creek coal tracts if Arch Coal fails to develop […]

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MEIC's Position: Oppose | Current bill status: Vetoed by the Governor. | Official legislative site

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SJ 005 - A Study on the Phase Out of Coal

This resolution would request an interim study to investigate the mining and burning of coal in Montana and any consequences of significant reductions in coal mining and usage. Burning of coal is a significant source of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. Clean energy is becoming more affordable across the world, and in many cases has become cheaper […]

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MEIC's Position: Support | Current bill status: Passed House and Senate. Does not require Governor's action. | Official legislative site

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