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NorthWestern Energy, green energy advocates plan to sue Montana regulators over short contracts

December 3, 2017View for printing

Montana's largest utility and renewable energy advocates are weighing legal options now that the state's controversial new energy contract terms are final.

NorthWestern Energy and the Montana Environmental Information Center told The Gazette this week the latest price-setting contract terms created by the state Public Service Commission were unworkable.

The concern, say opponents, is that the contract lengths are too short for energy developers to recover development costs.

"Damn right we're going to appeal," said Brain Fadie, clean energy program director for Montana Environmental Information Center.

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