The yearly Montana State University-Billings political poll is out and, on most issues, it shows that Montanans are in a decidedly conservative mood with large majorities opposing new gun laws, believing that the federal government is too big, and disapproving of President Barack Obama to name just a few of the poll results.
The impacts of the Obama Administration’s so-called “War on Coal” appear set to hit in Montana unless the state can implement a plan for “clean power” that complies with new EPA rules without closing the Colstrip Power Plants.
A model of state level public opinion from the Yale University Project on Climate Change Communication is being reported as finding that 61 percent of Montanans support the controversial EPA Clean Power Plan, despite no actual surveys of Montanans being included in the data.
Officials representing Montana electric cooperatives slammed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new “Clean Power Plan” yesterday during a townhall event at the annual Montana Electric Cooperatives Association (MECA) Meeting in Great Falls.
More analysis of the EPA’s new “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) has found that Montana faces the most drastic cut in CO2 emissions from power plants of any state.
A host of Montana officials and business groups, from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to Republican Attorney General Tim Fox to the Montana Chamber of Commerce blasted President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday in the wake of the announcement of a final rule — or “Clean Power Plan”– on power plant carbon emissions.