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Power plants burning Montana coal could drop from 50 to 14 in less than 2 decades

January 14, 2018View for printing

The number of U.S. power plants burning Montana coal is in steep decline as cheap natural gas and age lead to closures, according to a report published this week by state legislative analysts.

As many as 19 power plants that once burned Montana coal have closed since 2012, the Montana Legislative Services Division reports. Another 18 power plants have published plans to close, or partially close, by 2030.

By TOM LUTEY tlutey@billingsgazette.com

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