Guest Opinion: Let’s not be careless with Montana’s economic future

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By Steve Arveschoug, Executive Director of Big Sky Economic Development.
Today, all across Montana, when we turn on our lights at home, sit down at our PC at work, fire-up our machinery or printing presses, about half of that power comes from Montana coal. Hydro-power makes up 40 percent of the supply, with wind and natural gas fired turbines rounding out our energy mix.

I’m compelled to write because we cannot afford to be careless about the value of reliable, affordable energy and the jobs that it creates for Montana.