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ND Census office: Dip in oil prices doesn’t change projections

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Census officials say the recent drop in oil prices have not affected its population projections. Office manager Kevin Iverson says he expects the state’s population to reach 800,000 within the next five years, or more than 60,000 people who currently live in the state. The Bismarck Tribune reports that North Dakota’s population peaked around the time ...

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EDITORIAL: A carbon tax? Cap it

Democrats need to heed the commonsense argument against their long-held dream of a carbon tax — and for American prosperity — that Heritage Foundation chief economist Stephen Moore laid out in a recent Senate hearing. Writing in The Washington Times, Mr. Moore recounts what he told the Committee on Environment and Public Works. In response to a question from Sen. ...

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Natural gas, coal have defined Pittsburgh’s history

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Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette If the current tug and pull between coal and natural gas rings familiar, it’s because it was born in Pittsburgh and has defined the region’s energy scene more than any other force, according to Joel Tarr. “The most significant aspects of Pittsburgh’s energy history are those involving transitions between coal and natural gas,” Tarr, professor ...

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