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Anne Hedges

Montana supporters, opponents of Keystone XL oil pipeline parse Obama’s comments

HELENA — President Barack Obama’s comments Tuesday on the future of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline gave hope to both pipeline supporters and opponents — or, depending on how you look at it, didn’t clear up anything.

June 26, 2013 5:19 pmLoading…
Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Colstrip power plant sued over pollution controls

Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of Montana's massive Colstrip coal-fired power plant, seeking to force the installation of more pollution controls at the decades-old facility.

March 06, 2013 6:26 pmLoading…

PPL sues EPA to keep power plant upgrades secret

HELENA -- PPL Montana sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to prevent the federal agency from releasing data about its Colstrip power plant to two environmental groups that want to know what upgrades the 1970s-era coal-fired plant has undergone.

April 23, 2012 4:41 pmLoading…

Power producers say EPA rules will cost consumers

HELENA — Power companies told state regulators Tuesday that new federal pollution rules for coal-fired power plants are sure to raise electricity rates for Montana consumers, as utilities will ask to pass the costs of compliance on to ratepayers.

December 06, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…

GOP legislators line up behind changes to Montana environmental law

HELENA — A Republican-backed plan to rewrite the state's main environmental law was praised Wednesday by supporters as a job-creator that would boost industry projects, while critics bashed the proposal as do-nothing philosophical grandstanding.

February 17, 2011 6:06 amLoading…

GOP not only wants oil/gas/coal development - but also attacks renewable-power incentives

HELENA — As majority Republicans at the Legislature talk up oil, gas, and coal development in Montana, they're also pursuing another energy agenda: Torpedoing the state's incentives for conservation and renewable power.

February 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

GOP sets sight on boosting fossil-fuel energy development; enviros prepare for `assault'

Editor's note: This is the third story of an ongoing series this month by the Gazette State Bureau, examining major issues and themes before the 2011 Legislature, which convenes Jan. 3.

December 12, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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