Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Governor says coal-to-liquids plant at Malmstrom would be 'great fit for state'

I liked the headline.

From the Great Falls Tribune:

Gov. Brian Schweitzer told an Air Force official Tuesday that a coal-to-liquids plant at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls is a great fit for the state.

The governor met with William Anderson, the assistant secretary for installations, environment and logistics, who is working on plans to expand the mission at Malmstrom to build a plant.

Schweitzer said it could make use of Montana's coal while making a fuel that is cleaner burning. He said the carbon dioxide generated by the process could be injected into the ground in Eastern Montana oil fields to enhance oil recovery.

"You will get all the cooperation you could possibly get from any state,'' Schweitzer said. The Air Force met last month with Montana's congressional delegation, which also supports the idea....MORE