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CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

August 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and plentiful natural gas has led many power plant operators to switch from dirtier-burning coal. Continue Reading

John Dwyer, Bismarck, column: EPA puts jobs, low-cost electricity at risk

June 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Clean Air Act never was intended to regulate greenhouse gases, but President Barack Obama’s administration has been implementing new rules directed at just that: regulating greenhouse gases. Continue Reading

Laura Miller and Brad Crabtree, Minneapolis, column: A common-sense energy, environment solution

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

This is a timely, constructive solution for the economy and environment when consensus on most other big issues of energy policy is increasingly hard to find.
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OUR OPINION: Doing well while doing fabulously, oil-riches good

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Said one energy insider, ‘This could be the largest potential expansion of domestic oil production of any other option on the table while advancing an important environmental technology.’ Continue Reading