Diversifying Montana's Energy Profile - Flathead Beacon

Oct 17th, 2013

When it comes to Montana’s energy landscape, development and resources are as diverse as the state’s physical landscape, with coal, natural gas, hydroelectric and wind power plants dotting the map. 

With the Bakken oil boom revving up the economies in eastern Montana and potential federal coal regulations on the radar, the state’s energy future depends on a long-term vision, Gov. Steve Bullock said, with an eye on keeping Montana’s energy profile diverse.

Bullock, a Democrat who took office at the beginning of the year, said in an interview with the Beacon that he hopes to shepherd the state toward a future that focuses on clean and affordable energy development, while acknowledging that there will continue to be a need for fossil fuel production.

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