Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal

The Colstrip Generating Station near Colstrip, Mont., is the second-largest coal-fired power plant in the West. Two of its four units are scheduled to close by 2022, if not sooner.

Colstrip, Mont., is home to the second-largest coal power plant in the West. The plant’s customers in other states are turning away from coal, so locals are looking for support in making a transition.

(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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