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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

Dalrymple’s years of service impressive The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, Aug. 30, 2015 Some might argue that Jack Dalrymple became governor with a silver spoon in his mouth. He didn’t have to run for office, becoming governor in 2010 when John Hoeven was elected to the U.S. Senate, and the state was in great financial shape. When he moved up, however, ...

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ND delegation slams new power plant greenhouse gas limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — President Barack Obama’s effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing sharp criticism from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive up the cost of electricity at the expense of ratepayers and hurt the state’s economy. Hoeven says ...

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Congress allocates $246M for oil transport safety

In an effort to improve the safety of transporting Bakken crude by rail and pipelines, Congress has allocated $246 million to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). As reported by the Williston Herald, last week Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) announced the funding made possible by the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill. In a statement, he said, “This ...

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Grand opening held for $430M oil refinery at Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. — Officials have formally dedicated a new oil refinery in western North Dakota. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners built the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. Officials on Monday held a grand opening celebration. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp were on hand. Crews broke ground on ...

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Hoeven: The nation could learn from North Dakota

Speaking at the 2015 U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Conference, North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven called for increased investments in energy infrastructure and an improved regulatory environment to secure the nation’s future, reports Electric Co-op Today. “We need roads, we need rail, we need pipelines, we need transmission – and without them we cannot move energy safely, cost-effectively, dependably from ...

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