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BreatheND Used as Sock Puppet by American Lung Association to Oppose Legislation

BreatheND Used as Sock Puppet by American Lung Association to Oppose Legislation

How would you feel about a group representing oil industry interests coordinating with the Department of Health to oppose legislation? Or maybe agriculture interests working with the Department of Agriculture? And not just working with, but literally being allowed to promote messaging under the banner of the state agency? I think most reasonable people would see

Ballot Measure To Raise North Dakota's Tobacco Taxes By Nearly 400 Percent Reportedly In The Works

UPDATE: From the comments: “Strange that we may have a ballot measure to legalize marijuana and at the same time a ballot measure to attempt to tax the tobacco industry out of business in this state.” North Dakota has some of the lowest tobacco tax rates in the nation. According to the Campaign for Tobacco

Wildfires And Not Coal And Oil Development Prompt EPA To Issue An Air Quality Warning

Most of North Dakota has been living with hazy, smokey air now for over a week. The cause is wildfires in Canada, and the situation has gotten to the point where the EPA has issued an air quality warning for the state. “The EPA’s ‘AirNow.gov’ website placed portions of Burke, Ward, Bottineau, and Mountrail Counties

Despite Oil, Gas And Coal "North Dakotans breathe some of the cleanest air in the United States"

Liberal interests are fond of sensationalizing the environmental impact of North Dakota’s oil and gas boom. The throw around terms like “industrial wasteland” to inspire fear among North Dakotans that the admittedly rapid build-up of oil and gas development in western North Dakota will have dire environmental outcomes. But by at least one metric, North

North Dakota's Oil, Coal Counties Get Top Ratings For Air Quality

North Dakota is a fossil fuel state, with strong oil and coal industries. And from the way environmentalists talk about the state’s energy industry, you’d also think that they were destroying our environment. Not so, it seems. Despite the oil activity and natural gas flaring in oil country, and despite the seven large electrical plants

Despite Flaring, Coal Mines Dakotas Have Some Of The Cleanest Air In The Nation

Some inconvenient truth for the environmentalists who would have us believe that North Dakota’s energy industry – including coal mines and thousands of oil wells flaring off natural gas daily – is having a negative impact on the state’s environment. Turns out it’s not, really, at least as measured by air quality anyway. The American

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