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The Great River Energy Coal Creek Station coal plant near the Falkirk mine outside of Underwood, N.D., is the largest power plant in North Dakota. Forum file photo.

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

Trump Replaces Obama’s Ideological Attack on Coal Power With Something More Pragmatic

The Obama administration hated coal power. The former president’s detractors referred to his policy agenda in this policy area as a “war on coal,” and that wasn’t an exaggeration. The so-called Clean Power Plan, among other policies, seemed organized more around an ideological objection to coal energy from coal than any desire for workable regulations

The dragline shovel Chief Ironsides works alongside highway 83 near the Great River Energy plant at Falkirk at sunset Wednesday. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Trump’s EPA Head Scott Pruitt to Governor Doug Burgum: “The Days of Coercive Federalism Are Over”

Back during last year’s election I had lunch with then-gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum and we talked about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. At the time a lot of people, including this observer, were surprised at Burgum’s fulsome endorsement of Trump’s candidacy. He was (and still is) a hugely controversial and divisive figure even among Republicans. Burgum explained

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Coal Creek Station in Underwood, North Dakota. Photo courtesy of the Lignite Energy Council

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan Is Unnecessary

“Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden, but not North Dakota” That was a headline from Reuters over the weekend what detailed how many states (but not, you know, North Dakota) are on track to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan even as some of those states are suing over

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Heidi Heitkamp's Lame Excuse On Clean Power Plan Brief Doesn't Cut The Mustard

Yesterday news broke that two members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation had signed on to an amicus brief in the lawsuit filed by 27 states (including North Dakota) opposing the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. Both Senator John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer put their names on the document. In total, there were 33 Senators

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The Clean Power Plan Butcher's Bill, And Why Environmentalists Want To Ignore It

Last week I wrote a post responding to a letter to the editor published in several of the state’s newspapers in which Dave Glatt, the head of North Dakota’s Department of Health, was lambasted for talking about the potential economic impacts of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. According to the letter writer such pragmatic

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