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Obama climate initiative gets mixed reviews in Montana

Obama climate initiative gets mixed reviews in Montana

MISSOULA — President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined his plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the nation for a future of stronger weather stirred by warming temperatures.

June 25, 2013 7:30 pm Related Loading…
DEQ, PPL settle air quality violations

DEQ, PPL settle air quality violations

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.

June 10, 2013 6:05 pmLoading…
Soft demand for coal ripples through area mines, plants

Soft demand for coal ripples through area mines, plants

Business has been better for Montana coal. Demand for Montana coal is softening for various reasons resulting in mine layoffs.

June 24, 2012 12:05 amLoading…

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…

PPL says state should forsake riverbed rent case; state not backing down

HELENA — A spokesman for power-generator PPL Montana said Thursday it’s time for the state to admit defeat in its lengthy effort to collect rent from PPL for its hydropower dams, and put an end to the eight-year-old legal case.

March 08, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…
Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

Lobbying efforts at 2011 Legislature total $5.7M

HELENA — Various businesses, trade associations, unions, advocacy groups and government agencies spent $5.7 million seeking to influence the 2011 Montana Legislature, reports filed with the state political practices commissioner’s office show.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Group asks court to take PPL appeal

HELENA — The Montana Farm Bureau Federation, a water-users group and a Libertarian think tank are among those asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept the appeal of PPL Montana, which wants the nation’s high court to overturn a state court ruling that says PPL owes Montana millions of dollars…

September 23, 2010 11:00 pmLoading…

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