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Noticeable haze emerging concern at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Haze has become more noticeable in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and is the subject of increased monitoring and analysis.
Researchers from the National Park Service and Colorado State University are in the midst of a two-year study to d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. coal industry braces for EPA emissions crackdown

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Environmental Protection Agency is due to unveil next week the first batch of regulations under President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan – a carbon emissions-rate standard for new fossil fuel power plants. Continue Reading

Fibrominn cited for burning treated wood in violation of air emissions permit

November 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Fibrominn of Benson will pay a $14,000 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to resolve a violation of the company’s air emissions permit. Continue Reading

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

Utility shutters recently-completed coal plant

November 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) A Minnesota cooperative recently spent $437 million to build a coal-burning power plant in North Dakota. Now it plans to shut it down. Continue Reading

Minnesota Senate votes to lift coal plant restrictions

April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Senate has voted to lift restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from coal production that critics say prevented both construction of new coal plants in the state, and purchase of energy from new coal plants in neighboring states. Continue Reading