Coal Foes Warn of Northwest Rail Traffic Spike
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A conservation group is predicting that ambitious Asian export plans by U.S. coal mining companies could lead to a more than tenfold spike in coal trains through the Northwest.
The Western Organization of Resource Councils said Wednesday that roughly 60 coal trains per da…
Many Native Americans Live Next to Power Plants
MOAPA, Nev. (AP) — Members of the Moapa Paiute tribe in Nevada are blaming a nearby a power plant for health woes on their reservation and say they want it shut down.
NV Energy maintains its Reid Gardner Generating Station near the Moapa Paiute River Indian Reservation is safe and has been upgr…
Imperial Oil Withdraws Megaload Permit Application
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Canadian company building an oil sands project in northern Alberta has withdrawn its application to haul oversized loads of oil field equipment over Lolo Pass and through northwestern Montana into Canada.
The Missoulian reports the Montana Department of Transportation…
Helena Officials Concerned About Coal Trains
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Helena City Commission plans a public hearing Monday about asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to examine potential problems with an increased number of coal trains traveling through the city.
The Independent record reports that about 15 trains a day go through now but th…

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