Regulation

Tester Slams Company for Closing Plant Instead of Swallowing Regulatory Costs

It's your fault if red-tape compliance is too expensive

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How does Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester rebut charges he supported environmental regulations that will eventually shutter a coal power plant near Billings?

He launches a blistering attack toward the plant operator, of course.

As the third U.S. Senate debate of this election cycle unfolded here in Kalispell on Sunday night, Republican challenger Denny Rehberg, Montana's lone congressman since 2001, repeatedly attacked first-term incumbent Tester for supporting Environmental Protection Agency regulations that will lead to the closure of the Corette power plant in 2015.