U.S. House candidate Heenan repped enviro groups that sued Colstrip power-plant owners

HELENA – Democratic U.S. House candidate John Heenan has been touting his record as a “consumer lawyer,” representing people wronged by banks, insurers and other corporate bad actors.

“I have the privilege of representing widows when insurance companies deny their claims, people suffering from cancer when insurance companies deny their claims,” he told MTN News in a recent interview. “I’m on the side of Montanans that get abused by those corporations.”

But the Billings attorney also represented a pair of environmental groups when they sued the owners and operators of the Colstrip power plants in 2013 – a lawsuit that led to a 2016 settlement calling for two of the four plants to be shut down by 2022.