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Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ Condemned By Government – Industry Leaders [YiuTube]

'On August 3, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change.'

Those were the opening lines in a Monday news release from the EPA.

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Federal Appeals Panel Denies Pollution Controls

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down pollution rules intended to reduce haze in the atmosphere from the burning of coal in Montana for electricity consumed across the Pacific Northwest

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Vattenfall To Possibly Withdraw From Coal-Based Energy In Lusatia
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Montana Company Seeks to Dispose of Coal Plant

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — PPL Montana is seeking parties to buy or dispose of the pieces of its shuttered coal-fired power plant in Billings including 74 acres along the Yellowstone River.

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West Virginia Community Mourns After Mine Tragedy
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Senate Hearing to Focus on Native Americans and Coal

 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. Senate field hearing planned for next week will focus on the importance of coal to some American Indian tribes in the West.

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Coalition of Large Tribes Pushes for Transportation, Law Enforcement Funding in Federal Budget

The Coalition of Large Tribes, or COLT, is an advocacy group composed of members from large Indian tribes from across the United States and is currently chaired by Darrin Old Coyote from the Crow tribe in Montana.

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EPA Proposes New Limits On Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants
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Coal Plant to Shutdown In Billings By April

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — PPL Montana is less than three months from closing down the J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant, the worst air polluter in Billings.

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Photo courtesy of Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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New Poll: Plurality of Montanans Oppose New EPA Regulations

A new Paragon Insights poll of 668 likely Montana Voters shows a plurality of opposition to proposed new EPA regulations on carbon emissions from power plants. While 39 percent supported the regulations, 49 percent opposed.

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Oregon Rejects Wyoming’s Appeal of Coal Port

The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming over Oregon's rejection of a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

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Montana Ag Producers Meet to Ensure There Will be Room on Trains for Harvests

The Montana Attorney General’s office is advising all agricultural producers that ship or receive goods by rail to pay attention to an upcoming meeting.

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Climate Change Protesters Preach Anti-Coal Message in Missoula [VIDEO] [AUDIO]

A cold and wet Saturday greeted climate change protesters at the X's in downtown Missoula. 

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