Daines Statement on Closure of Colstrip Units 1 & 2

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the upcoming closure of Colstrip Units 1 & 2: 

“The closure of Colstrip units 1 and 2 is devastating news. Colstrip provides hundreds of good paying jobs, is an anchor to the entire economy and tax base of Montana and because of fringe environmental extremists and the onslaught of anti-energy regulations from the Obama administration we are seeing this important plant, one of the largest coal-fired generating stations in the West and our largest industrial facility in Montana, lose significant part of its generating capacity. We need to stop the attacks on Montana-made energy before we lose more good-paying jobs.”