As Coal Retires, a Montana Bill and a South Dakota Utility Push to Keep It Alive

GreenTech Media:  Montana’s Rosebud coal mine and Colstrip power plant have been legally tied since the 1970s. The two are located right next to each other, and coal travels on a conveyor belt from Rosebud to produce power at Colstrip.

As Travis Kavulla, formerly with the Montana Public Service Commission, puts it: “They’re kind of meant for one another.” Like coal soulmates.

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