Montana’s Governor Speaks Out – The U.S. Must Develop Rockies Energy Corridor Or Face More Mideast Wars

Schweitzer’s most passionate commitment is to continental energy independence. Montana’s coal deposits amount to 28% of American reserves, and eight percent of the global total. He reminded Calgarians that coal has long been converted to high-grade synthetic crude in Europe and South Africa, a process whose current cost he estimates well below $40 a barrel.

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