Cindy Johnston

Since EPA, ARCO and Butte-Silver Bow all deny that serious illness is suffered in the local population, and that the local population has terrific costs and misery due to this pollution exposure, there is no reason to expect that this consent decree will bring any meaningful relief or hea…

Thank goodness the Health Board is springing to life to consider the health of Butte's citizens. It's about time, as they say in Butte. Sane folks would say that health monitoring of Butte residents should have been going on for decades. Instead, the local government has avoided this issu…

Thank you to those who published this study. Yes, Dr. McDermott is right - proper data collection from real humans has been needed here for decades. And Anaconda, too. The ASTDR is a failure of an agency at being a part of protecting human health. These readings show a profound, poisonous…

Northwestern Energy's customers are going to be hit with rate increases again, as they cling to Colstrip's dirty coal power as the basis of the system, and they shun renewables and stop consumers from buying rooftop solar. NWE is in a crisis and nobody is reacting to protect the public.

This council needs to look at the suffering it is causing to those at the lower income levels. They are already struggling HARD to pay these much higher taxes, and this district is going to make things even worse for them. Butte leaders used to care about those homeowners on fixed incomes…

This comment is garbage, incredibly out of touch, as it argues that renewables are "not consistent." You are obviously not aware that major utilities in the West are getting winning power bids from suppliers that include only renewables and mega batteries owned by the utility, and it is c…

Yes, but Northwestern Energy's electric rates are the highest in the Northwest, and this argument is weak. Unlike programs in our neighboring states, Northwestern Energy is actively hampering transition to renewables, and isn't investing seriously in energy efficiency. Instead, it pats it…

Montana doesn't have a real 'Public Service Commission" anymore. Its elected members act like they're on the payroll at Northwestern Energy, and they don't even need to report to the public anymore. They are a shameful bunch who deserve censure.

With some inside information, this writer must sense he can get something (more) from this new regime, so he feels empowered. He says empowerment means water that meets standards, employees of the county being able to answer his questions about economic development, and ARCO employees fin…

This editorial has worrisome signals in it. Action Inc. and its supporters on the COC sound like they are keeping up their public complaining about the rescue mission, while Action Inc. gets all the local and federal funding to do homeless services, while the mission subsists on philanthr…

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