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THUNE: Unprecedented EPA power grab hurts SD families

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

It seems like middle-class Americans just can’t catch a break. Over the past five and a half years of the Obama presidency, the price of everything has risen. Tuition prices have soared. Gas prices have almost doubled. Food prices have skyrocketed. A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

UND’s EERC director put on leave

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The longtime director of the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was placed on paid administrative leave Monday morning.

Hours later, Gerald Groenewold said he still didn’t know why UND took the…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flooded well spills into river

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

TRENTON, N.D. — Oil from one well has spilled into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, where the rising waters threaten a total of 38 oil wells.
North Dakota officials did an aerial inspection Friday and counted…continue reading on dglobe.com

Conservation easements crucial to restoring Grass Lake

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLMAR — Two decades of complex negotiations, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, state grants, right-of-way purchases and conservation easements have been slowly woven together to develop a plan to restore Grass Lake near Willmar.
Revised plans th…continue reading on dglobe.com

Company must submit follow-up plan after blowout

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Whiting Oil and Gas will submit an assessment and monitoring plan after an oil well blowout sprayed some brush and trees last week, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The total amount spilled on the ground from the Feb. 1…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Company must submit follow-up plan after blowout

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Whiting Oil and Gas will submit an assessment and monitoring plan after an oil well blowout sprayed some brush and trees last week, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The total amount spilled on the ground from the Feb. 1…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.

That’s been a key frustration for many farme…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Train in Minnesota sprays oil for nearly 70 miles

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING, Minn. — A southbound Canadian Pacific train leaked a trail of about 12,000 gallons of crude oil Monday morning after passing through Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

MPCA emergency responders worked with ra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com