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EPA regulations shutter brick plants

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

HEBRON — For more than a century, the quiet town of Hebron has produced bricks that wind up in houses and commercial buildings nationwide. 
Now, the Hebron Brick Co. and its counterparts nationwide are sharing concerns over Environmental Prot…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Judge: Air quality falls under state control

December 22, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) The North Dakota attorney general said he’s hoping a judge’s ruling on a dispute over air quality rules will convince a federal agency to adopt a state Health Department proposal on haze pollution from two power plants.
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Mac McLennan, Grand Forks, column: EPA haze rule makes no sense for region

October 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Consumers in our region enjoy some of the cleanest air in the country and are paying for about $425 million in environmental upgrades installed in the past few years. Does it really make sense to require huge additional investments for visibility improvement that, even if it did work, would be imperceptible to the human eye? Continue Reading

Radioactive material from Japan detected in Minnesota air

April 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Trace amounts of radioactive material have been found in air samples in St. Paul and two other locations, likely from the damaged nuclear power plants in Japan. Continue Reading

Wyoming beset by a big-city problem: smog

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Wyoming, famous for its crisp mountain air and breathtaking, far-as-the-eye-can-see vistas, is looking a lot like smoggy Los Angeles these days because of a boom in natural gas drilling. Continue Reading