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‘Environmental groups’ won’t be subject to Department of Justice investigations

Environmental groups won’t be the subject of a Montana Department of Justice investigation anymore, at least in the most recent version of House Bill...

NorthWestern proposes $250M natural gas plant in Laurel

NorthWestern Energy has proposed building a $250 million natural gas plant in Laurel to help meet part of its need for power, the utility...

Haaland asks for funding to fight climate change, aid Native Americans

In her first congressional hearing as the leader of the Interior Department, Secretary Deb Haaland fielded questions from members of a U.S. House spending...

Energy consultant: Bill would make NorthWestern a more attractive purchase

NorthWestern Energy would look like a pretty good company to buy. That's one scenario that hasn’t been talked about much in relation to a bill...

Montana power customer: ‘Bill castrates PSC’

St. Patrick Hospital isn’t the average NorthWestern Energy customer. The hospital pays a power bill of $1.5 million a year, and Senate Bill 379...

House approves Colstrip bills

Montana doesn’t need “the West Coast” telling it what to do. That was one sentiment Republican legislators expressed this week as they pushed one of...

PSC staff: Colstrip bill ‘ambiguous,’ could cost ratepayers

Customers would pay an extra $56 to $86 a year for power if NorthWestern Energy increased its ownership of Colstrip Unit 4 as it...

Updated: Amended Colstrip bill heads to House

A bill to encourage coal generation was sent to the Montana House on Thursday after earning 27-21 approval in the Senate on third reading. “This...

Nuclear scientist argues for refurbishing, not replacing Minuteman III missiles

Frank von Hippel knows a thing or two about nuclear arms. More than two dozen trips to Moscow during the Cold War and a lifetime...

Biden pairs climate crisis with rebuilding infrastructure, jobs

The sprawling $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs proposal President Joe Biden laid out Wednesday in Pennsylvania includes significant spending to address climate change, providing...

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