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Malmstrom Air Force Base Coal-to-Liquids plant, Montana

STATUS: Canceled

TYPE: Coal

OPPOSITION:  Sierra Club; Montana Environmental Information Center


BACKGROUND: On October 2007, the Air Force announced plans to build a coal-to-liquids plant at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana. The project was endorsed and supported by the State and was expected to cost about $2 billion. Local environmental groups and Sierra Club opposed the project, the later in keeping with its national strategy to litigate against all coal projects. On January 29, 2009, the Air Force announced that it would no longer pursue development of the plant citing conflicts with Malmstrom's nuclear missile mission.

SOURCES:  http://www.meic.org/energy/coals-to-liquid-fuels

LAST UPDATED:  November 24, 2010