coal http://mtpr.org en Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal http://mtpr.org/post/clean-campaigns-clean-platform-and-clean-coal <p></p><p>This week in Montana politics:</p><p>The A.P. reported that <a href="http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/08/lawmakers-attempt-toss-dark-money-complaint-rejected/12375811/">District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock rejected Sen. Art Wittich's attempt to dismiss campaign finance complaints</a> filed against him. The ruling clears the way for the case against Wittich to proceed.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:42:08 +0000 Josh Burnham 21840 at http://mtpr.org Clean Campaigns, A "Clean Platform" And Clean Coal Energy Resources are the Future of Montana’s Economy http://mtpr.org/post/energy-resources-are-future-montana-s-economy <p>Hello, I’m Don Sterhan with the Montana Business Leadership Council, a non-profit organization aimed at educating Montanans about the importance of a healthy climate for business and industry to create more jobs, higher wages, and new opportunities.</p><p></p><p align="center">**************</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:45:56 +0000 Don Sterhan 21124 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate http://mtpr.org/post/he-was-appointed-now-he-wants-be-elected-us-senate <p>As the incumbent, John Walsh has an apparent advantage over his two opponents - John Bohlinger and Dirk Adams - in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 17:26:35 +0000 Sally Mauk 19385 at http://mtpr.org He was appointed now he wants to be elected, to the U.S. Senate Democratic House candidates Lewis and Driscoll on fossil fuels, gun control and more http://mtpr.org/post/democratic-house-candidates-lewis-and-driscoll-fossil-fuels-gun-control-and-more <p>Montana Democrats next month will choose one of two candidates who hope to become Montana's next representative in the U.S. House. Republican Congressman Steve Daines is leaving the House to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by former Senator Max Baucus and now held by John Walsh.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; John Lewis and John Driscoll are competing for their party's nomination to advance to November's general election.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Edward O'Brien has more on the Democratic House race featuring two men with backgrounds that each says would serve Montanans well:</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:31:45 +0000 Edward O'Brien 19373 at http://mtpr.org Democratic House candidates Lewis and Driscoll on fossil fuels, gun control and more Is the federal government undervaluing coal leases? http://mtpr.org/post/federal-government-undervaluing-coal-leases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Department of Interior has recently published a report citing some flaws in how the federal government manages coal leases. The June report from the Office of Inspector says the government is at risk of not getting the full value for the coal it sells.</span></p><p>A nonprofit environmental group, The Northern Plains Resource Council, believes this is especially true for coal in Montana and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. The group thinks the federal government should be getting a lot more money for that coal.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:30:31 +0000 Dan Boyce 7411 at http://mtpr.org Is the federal government undervaluing coal leases? To export coal, or not to export coal http://mtpr.org/post/export-coal-or-not-export-coal <p>Coal development generates money in Montana. Executive Director of the Montana Coal Council Bud Clinch said an average train carrying coal has about 120 cars, and represents about $30,000 of local, state, and federal taxes being paid.</p><p>He said Coal is worth continuing to invest in, it’s what Montana has, and the demand for it is not going away.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:03:14 +0000 Katrin Frye 6102 at http://mtpr.org