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.
LAST UPDATED: November 24, 2010