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The Senate Natural Resources Committee voted Friday to revive part of a controversial bill that sought to guarantee regulated utility monopolies like NorthWestern Energy a rate of return on new coal-fired power by weakening the Public Service Commission’s oversight.
Senate Bill 379, which would have greased the wheels for more Colstrip investment by NorthWestern Energy at ratepayer expense, dies in committee.
What we’re looking forward to in week 16 of the Montana Legislature: Separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.
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Senate Bill 379, which has been referred to as a “wish list for NorthWestern Energy,” passed a critical vote this week with near-unanimous GOP support.
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