While California may have a population nearly forty times greater than Montana, utility consumers are still subject to the same vulnerabilities. With current technology, the best way to protect utility customers from an energy shortage is through an increase in available, reliable, baseload power.
The Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) applauds the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel that recently ruled the injunction put in place last fall by U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris is no longer in effect. This decision comes shortly after the Trump administration issued a new Presidential Permit on March 29, 2019. The new permit supersedes the previous permit and allows TransCanada to now continue construction of the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Our governor made a comment recently in regard to the announced closure of Colstrip Units 1 & 2 that deserves to be scrutinized.
Gov. Steve Bullock said, “Markets and consumer preferences continue to move away from coal, yet this news comes quicker than anticipated. Today our priority is taking care of workers and their families who will be impacted by these closures.”
Among the latest benefits to become a demand by those “entitled” to the property of others is government-enforced “family leave.” This follows a plunging waterfall of demands that one hears about every day. Whether its health care, health insurance, education, child care, food, cell phones, housing, guaranteed income — there’s just a lot of people out there who see themselves as the justified recipients of all these things at no cost to themselves.
An assemblage of news reporters, law enforcement, local and state officials and staff crowded into the new Eastern Montana Crime Lab in Billings on Thursday for an open house, and to recognize the efforts of so many who helped make possible a sorely needed addition to the state’s justice system.