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As clear as mud: EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are definitely two sides when it comes to the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
That was made clear Saturday in Dickinson at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention and T…continue reading on

Coal plants face challenges adapting to EPA rules: 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions required by 2030

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota faces the prospect of having to significantly expand its electricity generation at the same time the nation’s utilities are grappling with looming regulations to restrict coal-fired sources.
Utility representatives and regul…continue reading on

EPA’s ‘secret maps:’ Cramer claims EPA is keeping secret maps

August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s lone member of the House of Representatives is accusing a government agency of keeping secret maps of wetlands and waters with no intention of releasing them to the public.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., released maps Wedn…continue reading on

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

Dakotas, Texas and Nevada sue EPA

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas and Nevada are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has failed to determine the states’ compliance with a new federal clean air requirement that limits sulfur dioxide emissions. Continue Reading

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., column: Bill ensures energy growth, good stewardship

October 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The legislation recognizes that states have a long record of effectively regulating oil and gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, with good environmental stewardship.
And it works with the EPA to make sure that the rules for hydraulic fracturing are certain, effective and fair. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: Don’t fence EPA out of Oil Patch

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota’s congressional delegation should make sure the proposed Empower States Act doesn’t cut the EPA too far out of the picture. Continue Reading

Grain sorghum, a cleaner burn; EPA on verge to approve crop for ethanol use

August 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment. Continue Reading

Reed Hopper, Sacramento, Calif., column: Clean Water Act can generate toxic consequences

July 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The proposed rules reach so far into state and local waters that one has to wonder whether the Army Corps of Engineers is exceeding its authority again. 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

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