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Dalrymple to meet with EPA chief to discuss CO2 standards

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to meet with EPA officials to discuss CO2 emissions. The EPA Clean Power Plan has been met with resistance and is considered unnecessary federal overreach.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple said he will meet with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., on Sunday to discuss the agency’s proposed carbon emissions standards for existing coal-based power plants. Dalrymple is meeting with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to encourage the agency to reconsider its approach to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions from ...

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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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Gas, oil rigs down as Texas takes hit

Texas down 10 in weekly rig count

The number of active rigs searching for oil and gas in the United States dropped down 14 from last week for a total of 650 rigs. Texas saw the steepest decline, as seven rigs shut down, according to oilfield service company Baker Hughes. Just one oil rig shut down as crude oil prices continue to slump. The total number of ...

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$5.4M in enrollment growth grants doled out to ND schools

property tax reform

BISMARCK, N.D. — Thirty-five school districts in North Dakota have received a total of $5.4 million in grants to help them cope with unusually high enrollment growth. The Legislature earlier this year set aside nearly $15 million in the Department of Public Instruction’s two-year budget for the grants. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced the first grants Monday. “The way ...

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North Dakota official says budget ‘very likely’ faces cuts

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s budget director ordered an updated revenue forecast on Friday and said agencies “very likely” will have to trim spending due to lower-than-expected tax collections from a decrease in oil drilling in the state. “It’s the responsible thing to do,” Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp said. Sharp said agencies may be asked to ...

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