Have you heard? NorthWestern Energy is currently attempting to force a methane-fired power plant onto the community of Laurel, immediately adjacent to the Yellowstone River. This massive industrial plant will require 18 seven-story smokestacks dominating an area traditionally used for agriculture and outdoor recreation. The plant will irrevocably disrupt a riverfront community with extremely loud equipment operating 24 hours a day and industrial lighting obscuring night skies.
The potential health impacts are even more concerning. If completed, this methane-fired plant will be designated a Major Source of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), which means it will belch many tons of toxic pollutants known to cause cancer and other serious illness into the air that we breath.
NorthWestern has repeatedly cut Laurel residents out of the process as it pushes this project forward, evading public input at every turn. That’s why Northern Plains Resource Council is holding a community meeting in Laurel. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about the harmful impacts of this methane-fired power plant and to have a say in these important decisions regarding the health, safety, and vitality of your community. We hope you’ll join us!
Laurel Deserves Better than Methane
Educational Community Meeting
Sunday, April 23rd
United Methodist Church (307 West 4th St, Laurel MT)
*In the Sanctuary Room*
Repeatedly, NorthWestern Energy chooses expensive, polluting energy sources that lead to ever-increasing energy bills for hardworking Montanans while degrading our land, our air, our water, and our health. At Northern Plains, we believe a clean, affordable, and just energy future is possible. Join us on April 23rd to learn more!