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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

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

Peterson hopeful EPA won’t cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

MONTEVIDEO — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard by as much as it has proposed.
“I think we have made some progress with the administrator,’’ sa…continue reading on dglobe.com

Duluth first in nation to get new EPA ‘Shoreline Cities’ gran

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH, Minn. — Duluth will receive the first ever “Shoreline Cities, Green Infrastructure” program grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The grant, part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, will funnel $250,000 in federal…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New rules on using diesel, kerosene for fracking

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Guidelines published this week by the Environmental Protection Agency require oil companies to get an additional permit to use diesel and kerosene in hydraulic fracturing.
The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources is working to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com