Apr 16, 2019 News Headlines, _Default 0 comment

Montana House Advances Senate Bill 331 Known As The “Save Colstrip” Bill

The Montana House advanced Senate Bill 331 which would incentivize Northwestern Energy to buy more share of Colstrip’s coal-fired power plant. It has been amended several times including when a House committee restored oversight from the Public Service Commission. Representative Daniel Zolnikov said this change was a top priority. Hear more from  Daniel Zolnikov

The House also removed language that would have allowed Northwestern to pass $75 million worth of decommissioning and remediation costs onto ratepayers. Representative Chris Pope says the Senate which would get another vote on the amended bill if it passes the House could overturn the amendments and the policy left would be bad for consumers. Hear more from Chris Pope