Ep52. West Coast Corps Strike Again in Colstrip Montana
In this report, “West Coast Corps Strike Again in Colstrip Montana,” we’ll look at the corruption and greed of big corporate America and the impact they have on rural American families. Lawsuits spun, cases won, but the damage — undone. Their lives will never be the same as these corporations continue to thrive.
Intro to Irony In Montana by West Coast Tyrants
The businesses behind the fiasco didn’t have roots in Montana;
- Avista, Spokane WA
- Oregon Utilities PacificCorp
- Portland General Electric
- Puget Sound Energy, Western WA
- Rosebud Mine owned by Westmoreland Mining LLC, Lone Tree, CO
These organization serve the West Coast, PNW and other locations. Their motto, they believe in fairness and honesty. But in 1997 the trouble with the plant began. Seven years after the lawsuit, they agreed to pay for the damage they created. In another contamination lawsuit, the plant denies all allegations (Kasic, Kathy. 2008).
But, again, they’re all about the environment and fairness.
References To Colstrip Montana Report
Kasic, Kathy. 2008. “$25 Million Settlement Reached in Colstrip Lawsuit,” May, 2.
Tom Lutey. 2021. “Colstrip Residents Sue Power Plant, Coal Mine.” Montana Standard. September 2, 2021.
Pacificorp. n.d. “Environment – Innovating Clean Energy.” Pacific Corp. Accessed February 20, 2022.
PSE. n.d. “PSE | Our Ethics and Goals: Do the Right Thing.” Pse.Com. Accessed February 20, 2022.
Avista Corp. n.d. “Investor Overview | Avista Corporation.” Accessed February 20, 2022.
Mead Gruver. 2021. “Justices Deny Wyoming, Montana Coal Suit against Washington State.” The Seattle Times. June 28, 2021.