Guest view the return of the copper collar - Montana Standard

Unfortunately, this is just one more chapter in the long, sad saga about politics, power, and greed in Montana. In the 1970s the fight over permits and construction of Colstrip Units 3 and 4 was a long and bitter battle. Though the utility companies won in the end, the public concern and opposition resulted in passage of the Major Facilities Siting Act, the Coal Severance Tax, and the Coal Tax Trust. . .
— Ken Toole, Montana Standard