The only public hearing in Montana on proposed energy corridors in 11 Western states prompted few comments Tuesday, even though almost every seat was taken in the meeting room at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena.
Most of those in attendance were representing some official organization and spoke in favor of designating corridors on federal lands for gas, electricity and other energy transmitters.
Specifically, they favor routes following Highway 287 from Townsend to Three Forks, then westward toward Butte and Anaconda and splitting to run north and south along the interstates.
Another favored route could run from Townsend across Interstate 15 and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, then north to Garrison and continue into Idaho.
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