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Why Montana needs to Re-Regulate the Energy Industry (tags)
In 1997, Montana privatized energy generation by selling off its assets -- fast-forward six years and Touch America and North-Western are bankrupt. "Nobody wants to eat crow, but slowly, bit-by-bit, we've been putting regulation back into place"
Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)
Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.