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Public Service Commission extends comment deadline for climate petition

The commission zeroed in on the mechanics of carbon accounting in its April 30 order.

Amanda Eggert

Montana Free Press

The Montana Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to reopen comment on a petition that seeks to integrate climate impacts into the commission’s regulatory work.

Following the commission’s 4-1 vote, the public will have until July 1 to weigh in on the petition, which asks regulators to adopt a framework for considering climate impacts in its oversight of monopoly power companies.

At the recommendation of agency staff, commissioners will also take a closer look at the mechanics of implementing the social costs of greenhouse gas emissions, a framework used by th...


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