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State Rep. Ankney: Governor's CO2 Proposal 'Worth Talking About'

Sen. Duane Ankney (R) SD20
Montana Legislature

Tonight Governor Bullock’s proposal for how Montana can reduce C02 emissions from its coal fired power plants gets its first public airing at a meeting in Colstrip.

More public meetings will follow in Billings tomorrow night, and Missoula on Thursday. The administration is trying to meet a goal set by the Environmental Protection Agency for Montana to reduce C02 emissions 21 percent by the year 2030.

Last week we aired an interview with University of Montana Climate Scientist Steve Running about the proposal.

Tonight we hear from Duane Ankney, a Republican state legislator from Colstrip. He’s a retired coal miner. Ankney says tonight’s meeting about the proposed options from the Bullock administration is important.

Another meeting happens tomorrow in Billings, and there’s one in Missoula on Thursday. That event is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Best Western Grant Creek Inn.

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