Oct 17, 2017|Press Release

Montana Chamber applauds EPA’s order to end “Sue and Settle” agreement

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is pleased with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt’s order to end the agency’s practice of “sue and settle.” Webb Brown, president/CEO of the Montana Chamber, remarked on the order: “The proactive work by Secretary Pruitt on this issue will bring greater predictability to the regulatory process. The practice of “suing and settling” …

Sep 27, 2017|Press Release

Washington state denies key permit for regional coal export terminal

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is disappointed to hear that Washington state rejected a water quality permit for a coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. The plant, proposed by Millennium Bank Terminals, would carry millions of tons of coal by train from Montana, Wyoming and other states that would be shipped from the export plant in Longview to high-demand markets …

Sep 26, 2017|Press Release

Montana Chamber discusses talent and budget on MBA Tour

On the third week of its Montana Business Agenda Tour, the Montana Chamber of Commerce spent time in north central Montana. The stops on this leg of the tour included White Sulphur Springs, Lewistown, Havre, Shelby, Cut Bank and Great Falls. On Monday, the Montana Chamber took a tour of the Black Butte Copper Project and ended with Webb Brown, …

Sep 16, 2017|Press Release

Montana Chamber hears comments on workforce, infrastructure

On Friday, the Montana Chamber of Commerce wrapped up the second week of its Montana Business Agenda (MBA) Tour. The Montana Chamber stopped in Laurel, Billings, Colstrip, Miles City, Glendive, Sidney, Glasgow, Butte and Anaconda.  For the Montana Chamber, the MBA Tour was an opportunity to share with the public its successes during the Session and was a chance to update …

Sep 13, 2017|Press Release

Montana’s legal climate improves in Institute for Legal Reform survey

Montana is becoming a more attractive state in which to conduct business as the Treasure State improved from the 34th overall in 2015 to the 27th best state liability system this year, according to a survey released by the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The ILR recently released its 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey, which …