The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant is back in operation with the completion of repairs to fix a burst steam tube that forced a plant shutdown last February.
A settlement of air quality violations with PPL Montana will reduce sulfur dioxide pollution in the Billings area, Montana Department of Environmental Quality officials said Monday.
“It’s not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It’s the customer who pays the wages.” ― Henry Ford
Pennsylvania Power and Light’s announcement of the closure in 2015 of the Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings has fueled a preposterous blame game. The timing is glaringly obvious — just weeks before an election.
PPL Montana and an environmental group agree that coal ash from power plants should be regulated, but they differ on which option under consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency is best.