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Jan 16, 2015

Tester statement on Powder River Training Complex Decision

(BILLINGS, Mont.) - Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after the Air Force issued its decision to move forward with the Powder River Training Complex (PRTC) expansion:

"This decision is no doubt disappointing, but there are still opportunities to make sure that Montanans' concerns are heard. Moving forward, the Air Force and the FAA must ensure that the proposed expansion doesn't negatively impact general aviation, agricultural operations, and the safety of the Keystone pipeline. I'll continue pushing until those concerns are addressed."

Before the expansion can move forward, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must also issue a Record of Decision.

Senators Tester and Daines have introduced an amendment to bar the Air Force from using the PRTC to conduct low altitude flights over the Keystone XL pipeline and the oil onramp in Baker, Montana. The Senators also recently met with Air Force officials to discuss Montanans concerns over the proposed expansion.

You can read more about Senator Tester's concerns HERE.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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