Great Falls, Montana – Proposed Coal Plant Fuels Candidates Debate

 They talked about cats, one-way streets and sewage, but many candidates for Great Falls City Commission and mayor kept coming back to one issue. That’s the proposed Highwood Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant that might come online east of Great Falls in 2012.

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 Climate Ground Zero response.

Why Build New Coal Plant in Great Falls, Montana when:

1. Montana is already 40-50% over its power capacity and is a net exporter of electricity.

2. Alberta, Canada and Montana are proposing two powerlines into Montana (Montana Alberta Tie Line – MATL and Northern Lights Project). The proposed MATL line would run new coal fired electricity (from 6 proposed plants in Alberta) directly into Great Falls.

A private profit scheme to make Montana a major exporter of coal fired electricity to keep the lights on in Las Vegas and other US locales in SW, West and PNW?