Montana Coops Discuss Sage Grouse and Renewable Portfolio Standard

Efforts to avoid listing the sage grouse as an endangered species and changes to the Montana Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) were among the issues discussed at the annual Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association meeting.  Efforts to save the sage grouse may require coops to reroute existing lines or plan new lines to avoid breeding locations, which may increase member rates.  The Great Falls Tribune has the complete recap.

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