Montana Coal Council
HELENA — Proposed federal rules to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants won’t take effect until 2016 — and won’t fall entirely on the back of coal-fired power plants.
Developers said Wednesday they are politically outmatched in their battle to build two coal ports in Washington state, and they’re begging for help from Montana industry.
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.
Communities along the 1,000 mile-plus route from coal fields in Montana and Wyoming to potential Pacific Coast terminals are divided by more than just the tracks.
Business has been better for Montana coal. Demand for Montana coal is softening for various reasons resulting in mine layoffs.
MISSOULA -- To a certain degree, a thriving Montana Rail Link means a strong Missoula.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail traffic has been severely disrupted by area flooding.
A Washington state decision to consider greenhouse gases before permitting a river port for Powder River Basin coal has angered Montana officials, who called the move overreaching.
Musselshell County wants to shut Yellowstone County out of what could potentially amount to millions of dollar in taxes collected on coal mined at the Signal Peak mine located between Billings and Roundup.