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Donald Trump Sign Bill Eliminating Regulations On The Mining Industry
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Trump Plan Won’t Save Montana Coal

The Billings Gazette reports that the Trump administration plan to kill the Obama-Era Clean Power Plan does little for Montana’s coal industry...

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Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen Summit
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Colstrip Miner Dies in Truck Accident

An investigation began Saturday around 5 p.m. into the circumstances surrounding the death of an employee at the Westmoreland Coal Company mine in Colstrip...

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Montana Attorney General Intervenes In Washington Rate Case On Behalf of Colstrip

Puget Sound Energy, part owner of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, entered into a legal settlement last year to shut down the coal-fired generating plants in July 2022.

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Bullock Talks Retrofitting Colstrip Plant

Federal officials say retrofitting the Colstrip power plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least $1.2 billion, but that price tag could be at least partially offset by selling captured carbon dioxide for use in oil fields...

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A $1 Billion Fix For Colstrip Suggested By Feds – State Headlines

Colstrip was the focus of discussions yesterday by officials from the Department of Energy, Governor Steve Bullock and Colstrip leaders discussed a suggested $1 billion fix to keep the coal-fired plants open.

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Montana Governor Meets With U.S. Department of Energy, Discusses New Power Plant Technology

Today, August 31st, representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy were in Colstrip, Montana along with Governor Steve Bullock and the owners of the Colstrip Power Plants to discuss possible new technology that could keep the plants running.

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Former Colstrip Police Chief’s Settlement Overturned

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision ordering Colstrip to pay former police chief Larry Reinlasoder over $287,000 in damages for wrongful termination...

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Opposing Views On Eventual Closure of Colstrip 1 and 2 – State Headlines

Montana Governor Steve Bullock said yesterday that he stands behind the Colstrip power plants, while an economist said the closure was 'inevitable'.

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Gov. Steve Bullock Responds to Shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2

New Colstrip owners and Sierra Club and the Montana Environmental Information Center announced earlier this week the shutdown of Colstrip units one and two on or before 2022. Reactions varied, but Montana Gov. Steve Bullock joined Sen. Steve Daines and others who were devastated by the news.

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Shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 Now Inevitable – Reactions Vary

The foundation has been laid for the shutdown of Colstrip Units 1 and 2.

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