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UPDATED: BPA turns down MSTI power line as preferred option

October 3, 2012: 11:11am Montana Standard 2 hours ago  •  Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — NorthWestern Energy’s proposed transmission line between southwestern Montana and southeastern Idaho has been dealt a potentially fatal blow. The company says the Bonneville Power Administration notified them that it won’t use the proposed $1 billion Mountain States Transmission Intertie to serve [...]

Commissioner get wrap up on MSTI review project

Written on August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm by Ben Coulter VIRGINIA CITY – At their regular meeting on Tuesday the Madison County Commissioners met with representatives from the Mountain States Transmission Intertie Review Project to receive final project reports and discuss their experience with and interpretation of the review process. The meeting began with [...]

Counties Empowered to Comment on MSTI

Bozeman Daily Chronicle – June 18, 2012 By Dan Happel, Leonard Wortman, and Tom Rice, guest columnists In 2010, the release of the preliminary draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Mountain States Intertie (MSTI), gave rise to frustration from many of our constituents who were concerned about the impacts of this high voltage [...]

MSTI review team discusses findings

Written on June 8, 2012 at 11:23 am by Ben Coulter BUTTE – Local government officials and members of the community gathered at Montana Tech in Butte on Friday for the release of detailed reports from the Mountain States Transmission Intertie Review Project, which has conducted an independent analysis of the potential impacts of a [...]

Report Assesses Trade-offs of Line

Report Assesses Community, Wildlife Trade-offs of Line :: Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 A coalition of counties and nonprofit groups has assessed the costs and benefits of building a high-voltage power line through Montana and Idaho that could provide a critical conduit for new commercial wind farms. Officials from the MSTI Review [...]