Montana bans emissions analysis for new power plants

Conservative lawmakers in other states may consider similar legislation.
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) has proposed offering up to $1,200 in tax credits for children under 6. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) signed a bill last week to ban the analysis of greenhouse gas emissions when building a power plant or other projects needing a state air quality permit.

The law is ripe to be replicated by lawmakers in other GOP-led states, as Republicans look to cut through the red tape that they argue holds back investments that can spur the economy.

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