Colstrip

Guest Opinion: Let's Look at the Facts on Colstrip
Those who wish to see the Colstrip plants close won’t allow the facts to get in the way of negative headline. They tout a huge cleanup figure to promote their goal – full closure and complete reclamation of the Colstrip plant site. By making the cleanup appear to be so costly they hop…
Avista Sale Approved
Public utility regulators Tuesday voted to approve the proposed sale of Avista Corporation to a Canadian power company – including a $4.5 million payment to the city of Colstrip. The Montana Public Service Commission voted 4-1 to endorse the sale, which also needs the approval of utility commi…
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.  Colstrip, the second-largest coal-fired power plant in the West, is facing opposition on various levels that will likely close the Montana plant long befor…
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.  The employee’s name was not made available, but the Rosebud County Sheriff’s Office confirmed he was a re…

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