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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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Citizens’ protection came at a steep price in Fargo standoff The Daily News, Wahpeton, Feb. 15, 2016 In a tragic turn of events, a Fargo police officer was killed in the line of duty and his family, a wife and two children mourn the loss of their loved one. All of North Dakota joins them as they place their husband ...

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Cramer – Obama’s budget asking for money to wage war on fossil fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Kevin Cramer criticized President Obama’s request for an additional $12 million for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD). Its purpose is to enforce civil and criminal environmental laws and programs. This 11 percent increase is the largest requested out of all the Department of Justice’s divisions. Central among the ENRD responsibilities ...

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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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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

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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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Editorial: Why the federal budget bill is (mostly) good for the environment

The massive spending bill passed by Congress earlier this month contains myriad provisions. One thing it, fortunately, does not contain is language to block the Clean Power Plan, President Barack Obama’s administration’s policy to combat climate change by reducing pollution from power plants. Overall, the spending package is a mixed bag for the environment. On the plus side — in ...

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Opinion: The money comes rolling in … and out

Warm weather and a saturated natural gas market have driven down the gas price and slowed the Pennsylvania natural gas industry. Still, gas extraction has been a boon to local governments across the Marcellus Shale gas field. Due to the state Legislature’s refusal to place a fair severance tax on the industry, drillers instead have paid a “local impact fee” ...

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Editorial: Allowing US oil exports is shortsighted

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Having access to oil is critical to the United States. It is, in fact, a matter of national security. Yet, old fashioned greed has clouded judgment as Congress, as part of its budget agreement, is lifting crude oil export restrictions that have effectively banned most sales of U.S. crude oil abroad. The price of crude oil has plummeted around the ...

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