Bill in Montana Legislature would launch investigation against ‘environmental groups’

A day after some Republicans in the Montana House joined with Democrats to kill a controversial bill to allow NorthWestern Energy to purchase more power from Colstrip while cutting out the oversight of the Public Service Commission, Sen. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip, introduced legislation that would allow the Attorney General’s Office to investigative “environmental groups.”

Ankney made no bones about who he was targeting and why during a hearing in the Senate’s Finance and Claims Committee.