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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 thedickinsonpress.com

Thune seeks to hamstring EPA in 2 bills

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., rarely has kind words for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Wednesday he promoted two bills that would shackle the agency on two fronts.

One bill Thune is sponsoring would slow down the EPA’s plans to crac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Thune seeks to hamstring EPA in 2 bills

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., rarely has kind words for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Wednesday he promoted two bills that would shackle the agency on two fronts.

One bill Thune is sponsoring would slow down the EPA’s plans to crac…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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 thedickinsonpress.com

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 thedickinsonpress.com

Bohrer: Removing coal from energy mix a fool’s errand

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
Overall, the EPA projects CO2 emissions to drop by 30 percent nationwide from 2005 to 2030. As part of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: Cutting CO2 emissions the right thing to do

June 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules that will force South Dakota utilities to decrease their total carbon dioxide emissions by 35 percent by 2030.

Fifteen years, 35 percent.

Certainly, this is som…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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

OUR VIEW: Regulation mightbe costly, but sois polluted water

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s Republican members of Congress are apparently determined to prevent water regulations from becoming their Waterloo.

Like the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at the famous 1815 battle of that name, Sen. John Thune and Rep. Kristi N…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com