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Meetings on EPA’s Clean Power Plan canceled for now

A pre-historic man takes his fossil for a walk near Belvidere, South Dakota. (Image: Jason Mrachina via Flickr)

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The state Department of Environmental and Natural Resources is cancelling public meetings on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan in light of the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a stay this week. The meetings had been scheduled to fulfil EPA’s public participation requirements on its plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The first ...

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1st annual Bakken X Trek coming to Williston

Bakken X Trek, northwest North Dakota’s premiere and homegrown obstacle terrain race, announces its first annual Obstacle Design Challenge to honor professional and amateur designers who want to make their mark by submitting a design concept for our region’s “filthiest 5k.” In its inaugural year in 2015, the race featured 30 obstacles offering a range of difficulty for participants. The ...

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Court’s stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term. The high court’s stay allows the Democrat’s re-election campaign to avoid — for now — the thicket of political thorns growing out of the debate over the future ...

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Cramer statement on Supreme Court’s stay of Clean Power Plan

Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer made the following comments today after the U.S. Supreme Court, by a vote of 5 to 4, voted to block enforcement of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while litigation is underway to determine if the proposed regulations violate the U.S. Constitution. “Thankfully, the Supreme Court voted to stay the EPA’s implementation of the Clean ...

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South Dakota officials laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

South Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are praising action by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt new federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants. Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision. President Barack Obama last August ...

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ND Department of Health provides Zika Virus guidance for travelers

 BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) offers guidance for residents who are contemplating or planning to travel to areas of the world where the Zika virus is being transmitted. Zika virus has been of special concern to pregnant women. An up-to-date list of destinations with confirmed Zika transmission can be found at www.ndhealth.gov/disease/zika. People are encouraged ...

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Montana suspends work of Clean Power Plan panel after ruling

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday suspended the work of a panel appointed to address new federal carbon dioxide emissions rules after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the key component of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan. Montana is one of 27 states suing to halt implementation of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The Supreme Court ...

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

FILE - In this June 2, 2013 file photo, the Jefferson Memorial is seen from the Washington Monument in Washington. As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, it faces billions of dollars in delayed maintenance for projects ranging from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to making sure the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing. Long-delayed projects range from replacing water works at the Grand Canyon to making sure the Jefferson Memorial doesn’t sink into the Tidal Basin to improving roads at Yosemite National ...

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