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Judge calls showdown in Montana

April 12, 1974

Montana Gov. Thomas Judge has notified Interior Secretary Rogers Morton that the state will take the lead in regulating coal-fired power plants, rather than waiting for federal environmental impact statements for plants like Colstrip.

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Judge calls showdown in Montana
Montana Gov. Thomas Judge has notified Interior Secretary Rogers Morton that the state will take the lead in regulating coal-fired power plants, rather than waiting for federal environmental impact statements for plants like Colstrip.

Uncommon Westerners

Leslie Peterson, WEI President
Leslie Peterson became an environmentalist when she saw that the trees weren't growing back on timber clearcuts in Wyoming's Shoshone National Forest. She noticed the scare as a small child, because she grew up in the forestry business.

News

Wyoming coalfields - scene of conflict
The Burlington Northern and the Chicago Northwestern have applied to the Interstate Commerce Commission for a permit to build a new 120-mile rail line between Gillette and Douglas for transporting coal.