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Westmoreland bankruptcy raises questions about future of Colstrip coal plant

first_imgWestmoreland bankruptcy raises questions about future of Colstrip coal plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg Environment:One of the largest power plants in the West could be at risk if Westmoreland Coal raises the price of coal as the utility’s sole supplier as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.Nearly three-quarters of the Colstrip Power Plant’s electricity production could grind to a halt, its owners say, if Westmoreland’s potential new owners raise the price of coal from its Rosebud Mine.Shutting down two of Colstrip’s four boilers would effectively remove 1,480 megawatts of power from the market in the west, which could be damaging to the power grid, said Bud Clinch, executive director of the Montana Coal Council. With a generating capacity of about 2,100 megawatts, the massive plant near Billings, MT, delivers power to California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.“The Colstrip power plant plays a tremendous role in the northwestern U.S.,” Clinch said, adding that he didn’t know how long it would take to find a replacement for the lost power—or if that would be possible.But others said plenty of other power providers could pick up the slack, and consumers would actually stand to gain.The two Colstrip boilers in question were already slated for likely retirement in 2027, when the plant is set to be paid off. The owners of the plant say retiring the two boilers could come much sooner if the bankruptcy court allows Westmoreland to tear up the existing coal contract and renegotiate for a higher price.More: Power plant risks early closure in Westmoreland bankruptcylast_img read more

Second annual veterans race slated for Nov. 8

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) ELLSWORTH — The Down East Family YMCA has partnered with The Summit Project for its second annual Veterans Remembrance 4-miler.The event — slated for Sunday, Nov. 8 — will feature 10 stones representing fallen service members from Maine — a state with one of the highest concentrations of veterans in the nation. Ten local runners will carry each stone the extent of the course.YMCA fitness instructor Robin Clarke organized the first Veterans Day-themed race last November after competing in last year’s “Run for the Fallen” in Brunswick.“The Run for the Fallen really touched me,” Clarke said. “I couldn’t believe we didn’t have something like that in this area.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThis year, Ellsworth resident Joelle Ingalls presented Clarke with a new idea for the race.“I just saw this tiny little project and it just blossomed,” Ingalls said, referring to The Summit Project. “It’s a living memorial to Maine soldiers who have fallen.”The Summit Project — founded by a Maine veteran, Maj. David J. Cote — honors fallen service members from Maine by engraving their initials on tribute stones, which volunteers carry on treks throughout Maine and elsewhere.“You carry the stone, feel the weight and figure out over those miles how the weight you’re carrying has affected their loved ones,” Ingalls said.Ingalls said stones have been taken on journeys as far away as Mount Everest.Cote offered to lend Ingalls 10 of the project’s least-carried stones to honor them in this weekend’s race.“Supposedly, they’re the ones that haven’t gotten as much time in the limelight,” Ingalls said. “We don’t want their service to go forgotten.”Ingalls did her research and thoughtfully assigned each runner a veteran with whom she saw a connection.For example, she assigned Clarke, an avid runner, to Army Capt. Christopher S. Cash — also a runner who now has an annual 5K named in his honor called “Run for Cash” in Old Orchard Beach.“I just knew it would be the perfect matchup,” Ingalls said. “I get lost on the project’s website. I’ve read most of the profiles of these people.”One factor Ingalls was unable to account for in her assignments was the size of the rocks — which are hand-selected by the soldiers’ families and come in all different shapes, sizes and textures.“I have no idea what the stones will look like,” Ingalls said. “That makes it kind of fun.”Clarke said regardless of the stones’ sizes, runners are expected to carry them the entire four miles.“It might take some longer to finish because they have this behemoth stone, but we can’t quit,” Clarke said. “We can walk, crawl, drag… Whatever it takes.”Locals who will be carrying a stone are Ingalls, Clarke, Tony McKim, Jessica Casey, Patrick Kimmel, Heidi Garrison, Josh Steward, Jason Garrison, Steve Sullivan and Dotty Small.These volunteers are required to learn about their soldier and compose a post-event reflection letter addressed to the service member’s family.The rest of the race is open to the public and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the YMCA. Registration opens at 8. The cost per entry is $15.Proceeds from the event — sponsored by The First — will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and The Summit Project.“We take care of our own,” Ingalls said. “This is a way for people to give back.”Find more information at defymca.org or thesummitproject.org. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more