Montana Senator Steve Daines will be hosting his second Montana Energy Summit in Billings, set for May 30 and 31, where attendees will discuss Montanan’s energy infrastructure and the good paying jobs that the industry creates.
A report from the Associated Press on Tuesday which quoted 'an exhaustive government analysis' that showed that the Powder River Basin along the Montana-Wyoming border only holds another 40 years of supply, was disputed today by the National Mining Association in Washington D.C.
During a hearing this morning in Washington, D.C., Montana Senator Steve Daines told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that the moratorium on leasing coal on federal lands was ' a direct assault on the Montana economy.'
'On August 3, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change.'
Those were the opening lines in a Monday news release from the EPA...