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Gianforte at Fossil Fuel Summit in Billings
Q2 reports that leaders from Montana’s fossil fuel industry met with Congressman Greg Gianforte Thursday in Billings to discuss the future of the industry and help navigate federal regulations.
The discussion focused on what changes can be made to federal permitting at a round table d…
Gov. Bill Richardson on Friday's "Montana Talks"
He's been a prominent governor, a central figure in international relations, and a member of President Bill Clinton's cabinet. Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D-MT) will join us on Friday's "Montana Talks" with Aaron Flint.
More Retail Jobs Lost Than Coal
While Montanans ponder the fate of one cornerstone industry, the very-near future seems bleak for another; KTVQ.com reports that department stores have lost more jobs than coal mines.  America’s love affair with shopping at malls and department stores may be nearing an end, as t…
Montana Coal Production Down A Third
Montana coal production is down a third this spring, and it’s a trend that doesn’t seem to be letting up.  Montana coal mines have produced 9.6 million tons of coal through May 1, down 4 million tons compared to the same four months last year...
Bullock Meets With Colstrip About Future
Gov. Steve Bullock met with members of the Colstrip community on Tuesday, saying he’s doing what he can to protect their energy future.  The Democratic governor’s hour-long meeting with community leaders produced no concrete solutions...
Talen Energy Wants Out Of Colstrip
The operator of the four coal-fired power plants at Colstrip told plant owners Monday it plans to exit as operator within two years.  State officials confirmed Monday they’d been told Talen Energy of Allentown, Pa., informed the plants’ utility owners that it no …
The Coal Downturn Continues To Hurt Wyoming
Local counties are feeling the pain as the downturn in coal reduces their expected income to support community services; Income that pays for services like law enforcement, county roads, the hospital, court system and other services. For example, revenue in Musselshell County is expected to fal…

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