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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Generals right, it’s time to slim down The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, July 16, 2015 Retired generals from North Dakota have declared war on obesity and it’s not going to be easy one to win. The officers say recruits today are too fat to fight and they want them to slim down. So they have thrown their support behind the 2010 ...

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5 Points to take away from QER

As prompted by its Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy released the first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review. The review focuses on modernizing and strengthening the United States’ energy transmission, storage and distribution (TS&D) infrastructure, including pipelines, wires, waterways and railroads. The full report’s 348 pages can add up to a lengthy read, but a 10-page fact ...

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Public comments sought on final NAWS environmental study

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is calling for more stringent water treatment in its final environmental study for the Northwest Area Water Supply project. The report released Tuesday is another step in the long-delayed project to bring Missouri River water to residents of northwestern North Dakota. NAWS was first authorized by Congress nearly three decades ago, in ...

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North Dakota agency to receive $10K federal grant

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has been awarded a $10,000 grant to promote safe digging practices across the state. Rep. Kevin Cramer announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Wednesday. The funds will be used to support a billboard advertising campaign encouraging North Dakota residents to utilize ...

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North Dakota delegation reacts to new federal fracking rule

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation hope a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands will give adequate deference to states. The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. A final rule released Friday also updates requirements for well construction and disposal ...

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BNSF plans to spend $326 million on North Dakota projects

BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway plans to spend about $326 million this year on improving rail capacity and maintenance in North Dakota, where agricultural shippers say a backlog of railcars is hurting them financially. The 2015 projects include building 37 miles of double track between Minot and Williston; installing of traffic control signaling near Devils Lake, Dickinson, Hillsboro and Jamestown ...

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Delegation: EPA reaffirms approval of North Dakota haze plan

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s congressional delegation says the federal Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its earlier approval of North Dakota’s plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants. The EPA in 2012 agreed with the position of the North Dakota Health Department that power plants at Center and Stanton could use less-expensive technology to reduce haze that could ...

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Cramer appointed to Energy and Commerce Committee

Kevin Cramer

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the upcoming 114th Congress. The committee has a broad jurisdiction. It is responsible for the nation’s telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Cramer says “the biggest issues” ...

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