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The Rosebud Mine just outside of Colstrip, Montana.
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A coal mining company that works in Montana filed a request in May for a judicial review of a recently changed rule for power plant air emissions standards. A Montana environmental group filed a motion to intervene this past week.

The Colstrip Steam Electric Station's four stacks
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State regulators Wednesday will start considering whether Montana’s largest electric utility should be able to pass costs on to customers for money it lost in the summer of 2018.

The Coalstrip coal fire power plant's four stacks
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Montana’s largest electric utility says another company is hedging in on its plan to purchase a greater share of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant. 

The stacks at the Colstrip coal-fired power plant emit white plumes against a blue sky
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A federal judge in Missoula has ruled a shareholder of the state’s largest utility cannot compel the company to consider his clean energy proposal at an upcoming annual meeting.

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A council appointed by Gov. Steve Bullock released a list of recommendations for the state to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gases Feb 11. The Climate Solutions Council consists of a diverse collection of stakeholders from different state agencies, energy utilities, and climate advocacy groups.

 

Coal stacks at Colstrip Power plant
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A Montana agency on Feb. 11 released a cleanup plan for waste ponds at two of the Colstrip power plant’s four units.

John Hines stands in front of a podium and microphone against a blue screen that reads "Finding Good Workers"
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The state’s largest utility filed its intent to purchase an added share of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana on Wednesday.

NorthWestern Energy filed paperwork with the Montana Public Service Commission Feb. 6 asking for approval to buy an added 25 percent share of Colstrip Unit 4 from Puget Sound energy for $1. 

A piece of coal
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Hearing sessions across Montana over the last month have given ratepayers of the state’s largest electric utility the chance to sound off on the company’s 20-year-plan for sourcing energy. While many people have lashed out against the fossil fuel heavy plan, a minority of supporters in Billings and Colstrip last week stepped up.

The Colstrip Steam Electric Station's four stacks
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A part owner of the Colstrip coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana confirmed Thursday that two of the plant’s four units are closing this week.

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The Rosebud Mine on Thursday announced it’s renewed a contract to supply Colstrip power plant Units 3 and 4 with coal until 2025.

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