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Pricing the future

Biden administration takes steps to increase the social cost of carbon pollution. The impacts on fossil fuel development in Montana could be significant.

Biden administration takes steps to increase the social cost of carbon pollution. The impacts on fossil fuel development in Montana could be significant.

Increasing penalties for damaging energy infrastructure

House Bill 481 would carry penalties of up to 30 years in prison and a $150,000 fine for damaging, defacing or tampering with equipment on a critical infrastructure facility.

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony this week on a bill that would create stiff penalties for defacing, damaging or tampering with oil and gas, mining, railway or telecommunications infrastructure.

Montana’s senators split on Interior nominee after hearings heavy on energy issues

Sen. Jon Tester said he would vote to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior, while Sen. Steve Daines said he would work to derail her nomination over ‘far-left ideology.’

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the sprawling federal agency responsible for managing much of the nation’s federal lands faced sharp questioning this week about opinions some Republicans say are “radical” and unfavorable toward energy production.


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Weaponizing the weather

Montana Republicans deploy Texas’ deep-freeze blackout as a black eye for renewable energy. But frozen wind turbines weren’t the problem — frozen gas pipelines and lack of planning were.

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