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Environmental groups want access to waste draft study

August 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Two environmental groups have called for the immediate release of a draft study on the safety and handling of North Dakota’s radioactive oilfield waste that has been found dumped illegally in remote areas.
The Dakota Resource Council …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

Court delays action in environmental suit against 3M

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has delayed action involving the state’s lawsuit accusing 3M Co. of damaging the environment.

The court, asked to decide whether the state’s legal firm should be disqualified, kicked that decision back …continue reading on dglobe.com

SD group urges uranium mine cleanup on Earth Day

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota group says old uranium mines across the state and U.S. are contaminating water and the air with radioactive chemicals. The group, Defenders of the Black Hills, is helping to lead an effort to educate…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Harding Co. site part of record $5B pollution clean-up agreement

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nick Brown

(Reuters) – Energy company Anadarko Petroleum Corp agreed on Thursday to pay more than $5 billion to clean up areas across the United States polluted by nuclear fuel, wood creosote and rocket fuel waste that caused cancer and other h…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department issued its final Envir…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department issued its final Envir…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Oglala tribe holding conference opposing pipeline

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it’s organizing a conference to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribe vice president Tom Poor Bear says it will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Rapid City Ramkota Inn.

The conference is entitled “Hel…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com