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ND senators push for Keystone XL approval: Hoeven hosts bipartisan press conference, urging Obama to approve the proposed pipeline

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The State Department’s final environmental impact study on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the books, and North Dakota’s senators were part of a bipartisan group of six who joined with business leaders Tuesday to advocate for its approval.
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Frac-sand mining boom spurs new bills

March 29, 2013 in River Falls Journal

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Legislation is being proposed to prohibit frac-sand mining within 2,500 feet of a residential area.
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Boyhood dream goes airborne as reality

March 14, 2013 in River Falls Journal

There is nothing quite so intriguing as watching a bird of prey soar through the sky. Continue Reading

PSC rejects Forest wind-farm plan

February 20, 2013 in River Falls Journal

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The Wisconsin Public Service Commission declined plans for a 41-turbine wind farm near the town of Forest in St. Croix County.
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Environmental policy debated

December 10, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Overregulation of farms, water quality top concerns in forum
WORTHINGTON Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson said Monday he “got a really good sense of what farmers are thinking” following the fourth of six planned public hearings offered across the state to gather input on environmental policy. Continue Reading

Scammers prey on ash-borer fears

August 15, 2012 in River Falls Journal

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State officials report a new scam that seeks to capitalize on the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer.
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Sand leaks from mining pond into St. Croix river

May 23, 2012 in River Falls Journal

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The Wisconsin DNR says it’s too early to know how much environmental damage was done by a spill at a sand-mining facility. Continue Reading

ND among worst for emissions

December 7, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO An environmental advocacy group issued a report Wednesday ranking North Dakota among the nation’s “filthy 15″ in emissions of toxic pollutants from coal-burning power plants.
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Iowa environmental commission member faces complaint

August 17, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A statewide activists group is asking a member of the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission to resign or sell his stake in a livestock confinement construction company.

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DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for the Minnesota Falls Dam Removal Project

July 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments until July 27 on an environmental assessment worksheet that was prepared for a project to remove the Minnesota Falls Dam located on the Minnesota River in Yellow Medicine and Chippewa counties.
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