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Colstrip Community Impact Advisory Group

PSE is the first owner of the Colstrip power generating facility to set aside funding for community transition planning efforts. PSE voluntarily secured $10 million from ratepayers and shareholders through its 2017 General Rate Case to create the Colstrip Community Fund.


Governor Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox helped spearhead the creation of the Colstrip Community Impact Advisory Group to gather local input and guidance on how best to utilize PSE’s $10 million contribution for the community.


PSE participated in good faith in numerous Colstrip Community Impact Advisory Group planning meetings in the City of Colstrip and attended community listening sessions in Colstrip, Forsyth and Lame Deer over the span of 10 months.


The Colstrip Community Impact Advisory Group developed a plan that was approved by the Colstrip City Council and the Rosebud County Commission on December 11, 2018. Learn more about the work of the CCIAG here > > > 

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Colstrip Impacts Foundation

The Colstrip Community Impact Advisory Group plan included three key recommendations which are currently being pursued locally:

  1. Creation of the Colstrip Impacts Foundation and Board to receive, oversee and approve application of funds

  2. $7.5 million short-term, $2.5 in long-term funding

  3. Bylaws of the board and ability for the above entities to apply, and ensure labor is included within three key areas:

    1. Workforce needs

    2. Community Development

    3. Economic Development


More information can be found here > > >

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