Coal plant prospects poor

Last week was a tough one for proposed coal plants in Montana —the Bull Mountain plant near Roundup hit a permit snag and an environmental group filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Highway Generating Station near Great Falls — but coal-plant woes aren’t limited to Montana.

Across the country, prospects for new coal-fired generators just keep getting blacker.

According to a front-page Wall Street Journal story last week, plans for coal plants are falling by the wayside from coast to coast because conventional coal-fired plants are seen as too dirty and cleaner plants are seen as too expensive.

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