Resolution #2016-18 CLOSURE OF COLSTRIP UNITS 1 AND 2

BACKGROUND

With the pending closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2, the City of Colstrip is facing an abrupt loss in local jobs and property taxes. The closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 requires planning and funding to safely decommission the units, address the needs of Montana and out-of-state energy consumers, and help displaced workers and the communities directly impacted by the closure of the units. The MLCT recognizes the important role the City of Colstrip has historically played in providing energy and revenue to the entire state.

ACTION

The MLCT supports efforts to provide financial support and economic diversification to the City of Colstrip to help create sustainable employment opportunities and protect local tax revenues as a result of the closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2.