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Ex-EPA Official Says White House Pulled Rank: Washington Post Story
Giant Shelby-area wind farm gears up: Tribune Story
City ponders painful cuts to '09 budget:
Tribune Story
Public-access channel may face 50 percent funding reduction:
Tribune Story
City sticks with water game plan:
Tribune Story
Decisions Shut Door on Bush Clean-Air Steps:
Read Story
City proposes cuts to police, Fourth display: Tribune Story

Judge approves settlement for coal mine investors:
Tribune Story

French journalist visits Great Falls:
Tribune Story

For Future of Biofuel, Secret of MPG Ooze Lies in Mutant Bacteria:
Read Story

California unveils ambitious climate plan:
Read Story

Clean Coal - Pipe Dream Or Next Big Thing?
Read Story

Union spokesman
George Golie (ECP Board member) says an overwhelming majority of coal miners rejected the latest company offer Wednesday night: Tribune Story

FDA issues precautionary note on silver fillings:
Read Story

Northwestern Energy says it wants to sell its unregulated stake in a Montana coal-fired electricity generating plant for $404 million:
Tribune Story

Group asks for grant to study Madison aquifer:
Tribune Story

Use seen for CO2 from natural gas:
Read Story

Development Authority grants city $200,000 to clean up area:
Tribune Story

EPA Head Reversed Stand on Greenhouse Gas:
Read Story

Commissioners approve water rights contract: Tribune Story

Ex-utility executive pushes for renewable electricity:
Billings Gazette Story

Changing the current:
Read Story

Obama, Clinton woo coal vote in primaries:
Tribune Story

Sportsmen form new group to address energy development:
Tribune Story

Land by base runway valued at $7 million:
Tribune Story

City manager urges caution with budget:
Tribune Story

Local industrial park plan at funding stage:
Tribune Story

Governor calls Democratic policy meeting a success:
Tribune Story

Several special levies could be on ballots:
Tribune Story

City dipping into reserves to make up shortfall:
Tribune Story

California utility plans massive, $875M solar project:
USA Today Story

Evergreen Energy closing clean-coal plant in Wyoming:
Tribune Story

Climate change affecting trees, streams in the West:
Tribune Story

We can talk! Discourse session yields interesting results
: Tribune Story

Four U.N. ambassadors talk to governor about energy issues:
AP Story

Speaking limit, assault at center of Overfield trial:
Tribune Story

Future of Highwood murky after meeting:
Tribune Story

Big changes are in the air for local military installations:
Tribune Story

Coal industry spend millions on election-year ads:
Tribune story

Civil discourse topic grows; 'elephant; is in the lead:
Tribune Story

Public opinions sought in state climate change survey:
Tribune Story

Lawton leaving after eighteen years:
Tribune Story

Shelter critics take recall petition to court:
Tribune Story

Governors: Include coal in energy debate:
AP Story

AG Leading investigation into Thompson River plant:
Tribune Story

Hybrids meet your rival-It gets 376 miles per gallon:
Story

Choteau grad touts citting-edge technology:
Tribune Story

Landowners near site protest rezoning decision:
Tribune Story

Green lawns could lead to brownouts:
Story

Cities pilot program modest, yet criticized:
Tribune Story

New commissioner tries to shed light on city's electric bills:
Tribune Story

Is Congress finally ready to go green?:
Story

Air Force pitches coal-to-liquids plant:
Associated Press Story

County approves zone change for coal-fired power plant:
Tribune Story

Water users told that irrigators are taking major share of rivers:
Tribune Story

Plans for carbon storage (FutureGen coal plant) dropped by Bush adminisration:
Story

County commissioners to vote on rezoning for plant this week:
Tribune Story

How can we get a fair shake from energy giant PPL?:
Tribune Story

Coal losing its luster:
Story

Public invited to Air force meeting:
Tribune story

Opponents of coal plant seek CO2 limitations:
Tribune Story

Cascade County delays windmill decision:
Tribune Story

It's right to question energy development:
Tribune Story

Energy bill fuels Montana projects:
Tribune Story

Coal-bed methane development could top air quality standards:
Tribune Story

Delegations unite to free mine reclamation money:
Tribune Article

Board recommends rezoning land for coal plant:
Tribune Story

Hundreds expected to show at public hearing set for Highwood rezoning:
Tribune Story

Justice's reject PPl Montana unfair tax claim:
Tribune Story

No secrets with SME, city says:
Tribune Story

City manager pick pushed to January:
Tribune Story

Commissioner to tour Centene Park:
Tribune Story

October weather abnormal in Montana:
Tribune Story

Local groups announce endorsements:
Tribune Story

Bush vetoes bill with Montana water projects:
Tribune Story

Bronson leads in campaign gifts:
Tribune Story

Schweitzer courts Canadian energy companies:
Tribune Story

Union Pacific expects continued record hauls if mines keep up:
Tribune Story

City vote earning increased attention:
Tribune Story

Climate act could have impact on coal plant:
Tribune Story

Candidates list desires for new city manager:
Tribune Story

Judge upholds coal-methane water rules:
Tribune Story

Candidate tackle one-ways, city meetings at debate:
Tribune Story

County amends rezoning ordinance: coal plant backers can now reapply:
Tribune Story

Another dam agrees to pay rent to state:
Tribune Story

Solar Decathlon is shining example of American ingenuity:
USA Today Story

UM professor co-recipient of Nobel Prize:
Tribune Story

Gore, U.N. scientists take home Peace Prize:
Tribune Story

Air Force seriously pursuing fuel plant:
Tribune Story

Official meet on Malmstrom coal-to-liquids plant:
Tribune Story

Governor says coal-to-liquids plant at Malmstrom would be 'great fit for state':
Tribune Story

Commission O.K.'s utility plan for the proposed coal-fired plant:
Tribune Story

Top SME official confident in Great Falls location:
Tribune Story

25 years later: Pollution permeates a generation's memories of the Big Stack:
Tribune Story

Commission looks to select manager this year:
Tribune Story

Senators say base might get fuel plant:
Tribune Story

Freudenthal urges aggressive emissions limits:
Tribune Story

Report finds only a tiny amount of Powder River coal available for mining:
Tribune Story

City approves contract with its own utility arm:
Tribune Story

Ice rink, energy contract top commissioners agenda:
Tribune Story

Helena not likely to accept power offer:
Tribune Story

In the grip of draught:
Tribune Story

Global warming threatens alternative-oil projects:
Story

"No Sun link" to climate change:
Story

A message from the melting slopes of Everest:
Story

Bush sets climate change meeting:
Story

City (GF) has hottest July ever:
Tribune Story

BP dumps mercury into lake:
ChicagoTribune Story

Nevada Governor backs coal-fired power:
Tribune Story

Significance and fate of Portage Route National Historic Landmark:
Tribune Story

Coal's doubters block new wave of power plants:
Wall Street Journal

County throws out zoning rewrite:
Tribune Story

Groups ask judge to halt power-plant loan:
Tribune Story

1.4 million guaranteed by the city taxpayers:
Tribune Story Now, for the rest of the story: Click Here

BBI responds to state concerns:
Tribune Story

Coal to liquids fuel an economic reality:
Tribune Story

Legislative panel examines menu of state energy options:
Tribune Story

Lewis and Clark route at center of debate over coal-fired plant:
Tribune Story

Acid and heavy metal flows from old Belt coal mines foul belt creek:
Tribune Story

Three-minute limit rule becomes election issue in Great Falls:
Tribune Story

Final candidates file for city government jobs:
Tribune Story

Three file for city government positions:
Tribune Story

Proposed power plant looms large in city election:
Tribune Story

Great Falls plans property tax increase:
Tribune Story

Harlowtown looks toward green energy future:
Tribune Story

Fort Benton give summer a fitting kickstart:
Tribune Story

EIS for international power line is the right decision:
Tribune Story

Baucus, Tester shaping energy bill debate:
Tribune Story

County Commissioner vote to begin amending zoning rules:
Tribune Story

NorthWestern lowering electricity rates in July:
Tribune Story

Lead or step aside, EPA:
WashingtonPost Story

Developer's, protesters appeal air quality permit:
Tribune Story

Base's coal-fired plant attracts little attention:
Tribune Story

Highwood Generating Staion air-quality permit appealed by SME:
Tribune Story

Governor signs 'clean & green' tax cuts:
Tribune Story

PSC rejection of BBI deal may revive city's role in public utility consortium:
Tribune Story

PSC calls proposed NorthWestern sale too risky:
Tribune Story

Cascade County rescinds zone change for coal plant:
Tribune Story

The future of coal:
MIT Study

Montana looks at Wyoming, wants something different:
Tribune Story

Commissioners say they will keep open minds on rezoning:
Tribune Story

Citizens spar over coal-fired plant rezoning:
Tribune Story

Schweitzer signs 're-reg' bill:
Tribune Story

Lawmakers Ok 'clean and green' energy bill:
Tribune Story

Renewable Energy a jobs engine:
Story

RUS approves Highwood Generating Plant, but loan not in budget:
Tribune Story

Rural Utilities Service considering $13 Billion in projects:
Tribune Story

RUS issues Record of Decision:
Tribune Story

A blow to coal-burning plant promoters:
Story

Electric City Power hooks potential customers:
Tribune Story

Rehberg backing carbon sequestration bill:
Tribune Story

Agencies wrangle over proposed power plant site:
Tribune Story

MEIC challenges public record act:
Tribune Story

Caymans coral reefs dying, scientists say:
Reuters Story

CCE gets major support from the Department of the Interior:
Report

No coal plant decision yet:
Tribune Story

Speaker address risk of heavy metals:
Tribune Story

Decision on coal-fired plant as early as today?
Tribune Story

UN battling climate change:
Story

Great Falls air quality fourth best in nation:
Tribune Story

Economic summit can be summarized succinctly:
Tribune Story

More soot in the east:
Story

New ECP Electric Rates:
Story

EPA Flawed:
Story

Northwestern no enemy of proposed Highwood generator:
Tribune Story

Hot Politics; join the discussion:
Story

No decision announced on coal plant:
Tribune Story

There's no telling if Great Falls residents will save money after line is built:
Tribune Story

Billion dollar boon: A flood of wind projects for Montana:
Tribune Story

Marine energy can be forecast:
Story

Coal comes with health and environmental costs:
Story

Railroad cited for coal dust violations:
Story

Coal-fired plant hits bump in road:
Tribune Story

Coal Power Soot kills 24,000 Americans Annually:
Story

Study links 700 deaths per year to coal-fired plants in Maryland:
Washingtonpost Story

No power plant decision today:
Tribune Story

Earth Day celebration about connectedness:
Tribune Story

EPA questions coal-bed water bill:
Tribune Story

Legislature passes 'rereg bill' HB 25:
Tribune Story

Trade-off looms for arid US regions: water or power?
Story

Governor's 'clean & green' energy bill shot down again:
Tribune Story

City to hire marketing advisors:
Tribune Story

Coal-fired plant critics coming to Great Falls:
Tribune Story

More than 100 protest coal-fired plant at Civic Center:
Tribune Story

Coal plant protest RALLY at Civic Center today:
Tribune Story

Landowners challenge zone change:
Tribune Story

Utility 're-regulation' vote riles Great Falls lawmakers:
Tribune Story

Great Falls power plant decision loom:
Tribune Story

Co-ops poised to take major step with new plant:
Billing Gazette Story

Energy heads into sensitive areas:
Billings Gazette Story

Peggy Beltrone addresses 25 X '25 at state Capitol:
Tribune Story

The prophet of garbage:
Story

NorthWestern would move headquarters to Montana:
Tribune Story

Coal-bed methane company gets tentative approval:
Tribune Story

Re-regulation hits roadblock:
Tribune Story

EPA belongs on global warming hot seat:
Story

Millions face hunger from climate change:
Tribune Story

Activist spreads the word on global warming:
Tribune Story

Supreme Court deals win for environment:
Story

Power board recommends more work from consulantant:
Tribune Story

Testor aims to put 315 million into clean-coal technology:
Tribune Story

Re-regulation awaits Governor's signature:
Tribune Story

Scientists Detail Climate Changes, Poles to Tropics:
Story

Report: Springs getting warmer in Montana:
Tribune Story

Deadline for input on power line extended:
Tribune Story

UN panel issues stark climate change warning:
Story

Is Earth near its "tipping points" from global warming?
Story

Clean energy tax incentives open with little opposition:
Tribune Story

PSC member advocates alternative energy:
Tribune Story

PSC, utility oppose 'green electricity' bill:
Tribune Story

Hearing begin on power line to Alberta:
Tribune Story

final decision on plant could come this week:
Tribune Story

Accord reached on power plants:
Story

Preservation office calls for study of L & C landmark:
Tribune Story

Resource race heats up in Melting Arctic:
Tribune Story

Kansas City set to act locally by going green:
Story

Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers:
Story

Gore implores Congress to save planet:
Story

Carbon capture, coal-fired plants debate:
Tribune Story

EPA Clean Air Act agreement regarding Montana Power Plant:
Story

Climate Science was doctored:
Story

Expert address cost of electricity at Commissioners work session tonight:
Tribune Story

How realistic is carbon capture?:
Tribune Story

Coal plant would be a money losing proposition:
Tribune Guest Editorial

'Dirty' Coal holds ground:
Story

City's foray into forming electric utility generates buzz:
Tribune Article
Bob Pancich interview:
Tribune Story
Larry Rezentes interview:
Tribune Story
Coleen Balzarini interview:
Tribune Story
Mary Jolly interview:
Tribune Story

Bill puts power plant to public vote:
Tribune Article

Doctors doubt 'minimal impacts downwind':
Tribune Article

Bill puts power plant to vote:
Tribune Article

Rehberg say U.S. needs to do much more to solve energy crisis:
Tribune Story

Citizens for clean energy meet with governor, plan strategy:
Tribune Article

Coal industry may face bleak future in global warming:
Tribune Story

California firm plans a 70-unit wind farm in Madison County:
Tribune Story

County denies zoning change was illegal:
Tribune Story

Utility claims cities rejected reinstatement of contract:
Tribune Story

Judge declines to delay hearing on sale:
Tribune Story

HGS ranks highest in ruffling feathers:
Tribune Story

Coal-fired plant to be built even if city didn't participate:
Tribune Story

Judge orders landowners to grant access to railroad:
Tribune Story

Unlocking clean, cheap energy:
Story

Solar power poised to undercut oil & gas by half:
Story

Bush administration opposes Canadian coal mine near Glacier:
Tribune Story

Climate change pushes diseases north:
Story

Baucus bill would give incentives for on-farm energy production:
Tribune Story

City Manger spars with coal plant opponent:
Tribune Story

Federal Government withdraws Montana coal plant permit:
Story

Group protests Highwood plant, touts alternative energy:
Tribune Story

Public airs comments on Northwestern sale:
Tribune Story

Coal-fired plant's foe's decry cost increase:
Tribune Story

Highwood coal plant may cost more than expected:
Tribune Story

Texas firm ready to build new gas-fired power plant in GF:
Tribune Story

Coal-fired plant generationg lots of questions:
Tribune Story

FEIS coal plant comments extended one week:
Tribune Story

Coal plant already generating heat:
Tribune Story

More coal plant coverage planned:
Tribune Story

Revived power plant north of Great Falls:
Tribune Story

City residents not in line for power from Highwood coal plant:
Tribune Story

Governor Schweitzer speaks before Senate panel about energy:
Tribune Story

Coal plant topic stirring up emotions of critics & supporters:
Tribune Story

Rural groups push congress to embrace green energy:
Tribune Story

Opinions differ over impact of Electric City Power losses:
Tribune Story

Coal-fired plant generating lots of questions:
Tribune Story

Suspense builds over coal plant decisions:
Tribune Story

Commissioner Peggy Beltrone speaking before nations leaders on energy:
Tribune Story

TXU, the largest energy provider in Texas, cancels coal-fired power plants:
Story

Final environmental impact statement (FIES) on HGS released:
Get it here

Is US near tipping point on global warming:
Story

Questions about proposed new Canadian coal mine:
Tribune Story

House backs bill to scrap deregulation of electric utilities:
Tribune Story

President has a rare opportunity - and necessity - to lead:
Tribune Story

Autism more common in US than thought:
Story

SME officials, Reheberg discuss carbon-capture funding:
Tribune Story

Montana coal development:
Story

Freeze global warming:
Story

There are right ways & wrong ways to pursue biofuels:
Tribune Story

UN Report on climate change warns of catastrophe:
Story

Northern California driest winter on record:
Story

Senators to watch on global warming:
Story

Local doctor defends the science behind his coal-plant opposition:
Tribune Story

Study shows small particle air pollutants up heart attack risk:
Story

Global warming is 'Very Likely' man-made:
Tribune Story

Governor unveils details on clean energy tax breaks:
Tribune Story

The Highwood Coal-fired power plant now mulls CO2 capture:
Tribune Story

Top executive at PPL retires:
Story

Montana Washington DC delegation stakes out middle turf:
Tribune Story

Governor calls Highwood coal-fired plant technology of the past:
Tribune Story

Governor's State of the State Address:
Tribune Story

Northwestern, PPL disagree on power deregulation:
Tribune Story

Bush, Schweitzer on same page on alternative fuels:
Tribune Story

A word too far:
Tribune Story

Energy Companies press Bush, Congress on Climate:
Story

Northwestern promises stability under new ownership:
Tribune Story

City passes new animal ordinance, limits public input:
Tribune Story

Second lawsuit filed over rezoning issue on coal plant!
Tribune Story

New studies identify causes of Mercury pollution: Story

The Case For Geothermal Power Plants:
Story

Bridging Peak Oil and Climate Change Activism:
Story

Thanks Governor. Concerned Great Falls/Cascade County residents deserve what you preach. Support us too:
Story

Citizens sue Cascade County Commissioners to protect their rights: Tribune Story

City Commissioner approve yet another feasibility study for the coal plant:
Tribune Story

Truckee rejects dirty coal:
Story

End of the line for coal:
Story

Railroads struggle to meet coal demand:
Story

Some neighbors feeling burned:
Tribune Story

PSC Commissioner Bob Raney destroys the myth of "Cheap Power" and SME/ECP's reliance on coal:
Story

Cities reject coal-fired power:
LA Times Story

Clean coal projects get tax credits:
Story

Commissioners bombarded with comments on coal-fired plant location:
Tribune Story

Cascade commissioners approve rezoning for coal-fired plant:
Tribune Story

MEIC's excellent comments on the rezoning proposal: Story

Great Falls already invested $1 million in proposed plant: Tribune Story

Coal Plant construction could begin by early spring:
Tribune Story

Great Falls Commissioners
repealed our right to vote: Story

Lewis and Clark Trail National Historic Landmark:
Story

Where's the beef from: Tribune Story Organic ranchers and farmers may want to question the effects of coal plant smokestack emissions. Mercury and other toxic compounds will be added to the soils, crops, grasses and subsequently into their "organic" products.

Aero Montana questions validity of the Highwood Coal Fired Generating Plant Article

Judith Gap turbines a huge success:
Tribune Story

New efficient solar cells

Wyoming prepares clean coal request:
Tribune Story

Boxer Pledges Shift on Global Warming:
AP Story

Climat change clues in the sky:
Tribune Story

Surface Temperatures for last 2000 years:
Story

2005 Sets Greenhouse Gas Record:
Tribune Story

Montana PSC endorses policies to encourage alternative energy:
Tribune Story

Alternative Energy Sources To Fuel Montana's Future?
Story

US Supreme Court Hearing on "New Source Review" case:
Story

Both sides claim support of Thomas Jefferson:
Tribune Story

Some
letters and comments sent to Montana Department of Environmental Quality concerning the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Highwood Generating Station:

CCE has collected over 1400 signatures, against the proposed Highwood Coal Burning Generation Plant, which are being sent to our local and state representatives and authorities.

Link to :
Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement for Highwood Generation Station