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Will Rogers once said, All government programs have three things in common: a beginning, a muddle and no ending. Perhaps the most pre-eminent example of this in our time is the wind Production Tax Credit, a decades-old subsidy that should end upon
The trustee overseeing a bankrupt Montana power cooperative was removed by a federal judge Tuesday in an unexpected move that could lead to the breakup of the troubled co-op and the sale of assets including a power plant near Great Falls...Bankruptcy
Data released as part of a recently settled freedom-of-information lawsuit show that PPL Montana spent more than $127 million over eight years in capital improvements at the Colstrip power plant. The Montana Environmental Information Center and the
About one-quarter of the union workers at a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip will be furloughed for up to 90 days after equipment failure shut down one of the generating units. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1dn9kah ) PPL Montana is
Mont. (AP) PPL Montana has agreed to install an estimated $10 million in new pollution controls at a Billings power plant that the company had said it planned to shutter at the height of the 2012 campaign. The Montana Department of Environmental
Mont. (AP) Taking over ownership and operations of Kerr Dam will be both a historic and legal triumph for the Flathead Reservation, according to a lawyer who's shepherded the deal through 10 tribal councils. "The Salish and Kootenai tribes are really
Mont. (AP) The size and role of federal government took center stage Tuesday in a Montana U.S. House debate as Democrat Kim Gillan and Republican Steve Daines challenged each other on spending cuts, taxes and the role of environmental regulations.
Mont. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a new measure meant to help turn Montana's Big Sky Country into Clear Sky Country by forcing industrial plants to cut pollutants that make hazy skies over national parks and wilderness areas.
Puget Sound Energy's supply of coal-fired electric power may face a court challenge from environmental groups who want a federal judge to uphold their interpretation of the U.S...At issue is the 2,094-megawatt Colstrip Generating Station east of
Supreme Court on Wednesday over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 Montana dams has drawn intense interest because of the potential effects on property rights, public access and wildlife management — but it has also spurred debate among historians as