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HB 203 - Have the State of Montana purchase and run Colstrip

Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Garcia, R-Billings

This bill would allow the state of Montana to issue up to $500 million in bonds to buy and run the Colstrip coal-fired power plant. Investing in coal at a time when coal-fired generation is increasingly uneconomical and uncompetitive compared to natural gas, wind, and solar is irresponsible. It would leave Montanans yoked to the aging, expensive plant and shrinking market for coal-fired energy, but potentially on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in cleanup. This bill was heard in the House Energy, Telecommunications, and Federal Relations Committee on Monday, January 21.

This bill was tabled in committee unanimously on February 6.

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