By Matt Volz 

Lawmaker blames GOP for energy policy's failure


Lawmaker blames GOP for energy policy's failure

MATT VOLZ, Associated Press

HELENA — State lawmakers failed to come up with a proposed energy policy over the legislative interim because of the Republican committee members' denial of climate change, a Democratic senator said Friday.

Sen. Ron Erickson, of Missoula, told a group of industry leaders at Helena conference on Montana energy the science is clear, but that GOP resistance prevented the interim committee from forwarding a bill to the full Legislature.

"We had a really difficult time in the interim committee on energy. I will bla...

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