A “short-term agreement” allows 283 mine employees to return to work while DEQ and NTEC negotiate a final permit.
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Montana’s largest coal mine suspended operations Thursday, after a permitting impasse between the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.
Solar advocates have argued that Montana’s elected Public Service Commissioners, all Republicans, have created a hostile environment for solar development by setting rates too low for solar farms to be economically viable.
“On one hand, he’s rubbing our back, but on the other hand, he’s punching us in the stomach,” wrote Fort Peck Executive Board member Jestin Dupree.
MTFP data reporter Eric Dietrich’s latest story, “What Jobs May Come,” examines state economists’ forecasts for job openings, wages, and job turnover in Montana in the coming decade.
Grizzly bears are increasingly coming into conflict with people and livestock, and leading to calls for reduced protections and more aggressive management.
The former state representative discusses Republican attempts to paint her as extreme, policy-making, health care, and her congressional priorities.