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Working for the Coal Industry in Montana The Montana Coal Council is a nonprofit industry association whose membership includes all major coal mine operators, holders of Montana coal reserves, those who ship the coal, utilities who use the coal, and numerous suppliers and businesses directly and indirectly involved in the coal industry. Contact the Montana Coal Council by mail, phone, or email: Montana Coal Council Staff: 2301 Colonial Dr. Bud Clinch, Executive Director Helena, MT 59601 Danette Warren, Office Mngr. Phone: (406) 442-6223 FAX: (406) 449-6628 Email: mtcoal@aol.com  Presently, there are six major coal mines in Montana - five mining subbituminous coal and one mining lignite coal. The subbituminous coal mines are located in Big Horn, Rosebud, and Musselshell counties. They are: · Ambre Energy/Decker Coal Co. at Decker, MT · Cloud Peak Energy/Spring Creek Coal Co. at Decker, MT · Western Energy Co. at Colstrip, MT · Signal Peak Energy at Roundup, MT · Westmoreland Resources at Hardin, MT The lignite mine is Westmoreland Savage Corp. at Savage, Montana, in Richland County on the Montana-North Dakota border.
   An average train load of
 coal in Montana is assessed
approximately $30,800
in federal, state, and local
taxes.
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