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SB 201 - Protect coal miners’ pensions when coal companies go out of business

Sen. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip

This bill would require coal mining companies to post surety bonds with the state to cover the cost of their workers’ pensions when they go bankrupt or reorganize–scenarios we’re already seeing play out in the midst of declining coal prices. SB 201 will create some security and stability for workers and their communities as they confront the energy transition.

This bill was heard by the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February 6 and the committee is expected to take action soon. Contact members of the committee and tell them to vote yes on SB 201.

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