Bankruptcy judge denies PSC bid to join Southern Montana Electric case

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher on March 8 denied the Montana Public Service Commission’s request to enter the case of Southern Montana Electric Transmission and Generation Cooperative.

The judge left open the possibility for the PSC’s involvement later if a specific issue arises.

Kirscher’s ruling follows a hearing in January at which an attorney for the PSC argued that the commission’s intervention was a matter of public interest.

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