Daines’ Statewide Made-in-Montana Energy Tour

Save Montana Energy, Save Montana Jobs

U.S. SENATE — Senator Steve Daines this week stopped in ten-cities across Montana on his statewide tour to promote made-in-Montana energy and the good-paying jobs it supports. Daines’ tour included stops in Laurel, Colstrip, Miles City, Baker, Glendive, Sidney, Great Falls, Missoula, Helena and Butte.

“Montana is truly an all-of-the-above energy state – we have significant coal and natural gas deposits, oil, hydro, wind, solar and biomass that powers Montana and the country.  And it’s all right here in our back yard– right here in Montana,” Daines stated. “It was a great week speaking with hundreds of Montanans who are coming together to support made-in-Montana energy that provides a reliable, low-cost source of energy and creates more good-paying jobs. I’m excited to continue the conversation next week at Montana Energy 2016 in Billings.”

Laurel – CHS Refinery Tour

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Daines toured CHS Refinery and spoke with workers and engineers about the importance of made-in-Montana energy to generation facilities.  

Colstrip – Town Hall Meeting 

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During a town hall in Colstrip, Daines heard feedback from the community about how to expand made-in-Montana jobs through innovation and collaboration. 

Miles City – Miles Community College Heavy Equipment Operation Program 

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Daines toured the Heavy Equipment Operation Program at Miles Community College:

“It’s important to elevate and celebrate the trades in this country, men and women who get these skills to operate heavy equipment,”Daines stated. 

Baker – Diamond Willow Wind Farm 

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Daines visited the wind energy facility near Baker to learn about how wind contributes to Montana’s all-of-the-above energy portfolio.

Glendive – Dawson Community College Corrosion Technology Engineering Program

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Daines cuts the red ribbon at the new Corrosion Technology Program at Dawson Community College – the third such program in the country. Daines spoke with faculty and business leaders about the growing field of high-tech energy and engineering and the important role of higher education programs in meeting professional demands. 

Sidney – Sidney Office Opening

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Daines opened the first ever Congressional office in Sidney. Daines’ office is located at 609 S. Central Ave. Suite #4 (Central Plaza Building), Sidney, MT, 59270. 

Sidney – MDU Lewis & Clark Power Plant Tour 

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At the Lewis & Clark Power Plant, Daines met with staff, toured the facility and spoke with workers about the good-paying made-in-Montana energy jobs that are created through plants like Lewis & Clark. 

Great Falls – Great Falls College MSU Welding & Fabrication Shop: 

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At Great Falls College MSU Welding and Fabrication Shop, Daines discussed the importance of skilled jobs to Montana energy with educators and students.

Missoula – Big Sky Brewing Company

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In Missoula, Daines toured Big Sky Brewing to discuss the importance of keeping energy prices low to create more good-paying jobs.   

Helena – Hauser Dam

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Daines met some of the employees who make Helena’s Hauser Dam work and provide Montanans with affordable and reliable energy. 

Butte – NorthWestern Energy Transmission Control Center

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Daines was at NorthWestern Energy Transmission Control Center in Butte and met with leaders to see firsthand the need for an all-of-the-above energy portfolio to keep energy affordable for hardworking Montana families. 

Daines tour continues next week at Montana Energy 2016Montana Energy 2016 is Montana’s leading energy conference and will be held in Billings on March 29 through 31. Led by Daines, it will bring together key leaders from across our state and our nation to have a conversation about the future of Montana.

Members of the press are welcome to attend Montana Energy 2016 and must preregister. Visit www.montanaenergy.net for more information or follow Montana Energy on Facebook and Twitter. Please contact mediainfo@montanaenergy.net for registration information and questions.