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Can North Dakota coal survive in a clean power era?

Freedom Mine, lignite coal, Beulah

In the last few years, it’s oil and gas that people think of when North Dakota’s energy industry is mentioned. But they often forget about #coal, a staple in the state’s energy economy, and still providing a healthy backbone for communities near North Dakota lignite mines. This week, Inside Energy wrote an article detailing why North Dakota lignite is still an influential ...

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Gasoline prices take another big jump in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gasoline prices continue to rise in North Dakota by more than a dime a week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas rose about 11 cents per gallon in the last week, after rising nearly 11 cents per gallon the previous week and more than 12 cents the week before that. The average ...

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New CO2 rules threaten North Dakota prosperity

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s “continued prosperity” is at stake and the state’s $4 billion lignite industry is in “mortal danger” due to new federal rules mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants, an industry official told lawmakers Tuesday. “The magnitude of this problem is greater than anything we’ve ever dealt with,” Lignite Energy Council President ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

nd apartments

BISMARCK, N.D. Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 28, 2016 Minot and the ‘vision thing’ There appear to be more and more of them around Minot. “Them” as in paved lots, partially constructed foundations and fading placards introducing a coming development of some sort. These are the vestiges of a boom that has now taken a downturn if not to “bust,” ...

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Man camp gets preliminary approval in Mercer County

Target Logistics, Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. Exterior structures at dusk/dawn.

STANTON, N.D. — A company has received preliminary approval for a man camp between Hazen and Beulah to house workers building a $500 million urea fertilizer plant in the area. The Mercer County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended a plan by Civeo Corp. to move unused oil patch units from Dickinson into Coal Country on Thursday night. Planning official Wes ...

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Beulah leaders approve large crew camp, with conditions

BEULAH, N.D. — City leaders in Beulah have approved a crew camp for as many as 400 workers who will build a urea fertilizer plant, and tacked on several conditions aimed at appeasing residents who aren’t fond of the idea. The proposal by the Capital Lodge company for a crew camp across from a residential subdivision sparked objections from some ...

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16 states get extension on plan to meet new carbon dioxide emissions standards

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal agency mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants in North Dakota is giving the state more time to submit an implementation plan. Environmental Protection Agency officials have agreed to move the deadline from September 2016 to the fall of 2018, North Dakota’s congressional delegation said in a joint statement after ...

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North Dakota getting federal mine safety grant

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Career and Technical Education is getting a share of $8.4 million in federal grant funding to reduce mining accidents and injuries and for training programs. The grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration are aimed at providing miners with federally mandated training. Career and Technical Education is ...

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