Tag Archives: coal

wind-turbines

Market-Distorting, Wind-Friendly Public Policy Needs to Go

Market-Distorting, Wind-Friendly Public Policy Needs to Go

The closing of the Stanton Station coal plant in central North Dakota has clearly struck a nerve in the state. This despite the fact that the plant was small, old, and not one that was providing base load power for the region. It got the attention of our Public Service Commission, the folks in charge

041716.N.BT_.COAL1__0
A dragline operates at the Falkirk Mine near Underwood, N.D. JESSICA HOLDMAN/Bismarck Tribune

Judges: Minnesota’s Anti-Coal Law Is Unconstitutional

It’s somewhat ironic that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem got a big victory from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals the day after getting a primary day shellacking from his gubernatorial race opponent Doug Burgum. But politics aside, this is a big deal. To catch you up, in 2007 the State of Minnesota created a law

North Dakota Senator elect Heidi Heitkamp (right) reacts to seeing her sister Thomasine Heitkamp at a rally Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012  in Grand Forks, N.D. The two sisters hadn't seen each other since Heidi had won election to the U.S. Senate.JOHN STENNES
North Dakota Senator elect Heidi Heitkamp (right) reacts to seeing her sister Thomasine Heitkamp at a rally Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Grand Forks, N.D. The two sisters hadn't seen each other since Heidi had won election to the U.S. Senate. Grand Forks Herald photo by John Stennes.

“We Need To Stand Up For Coal Country” Says Noted Hillary Clinton Supporter

Back in March Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her policies would “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” That comment has come to haunt Clinton. In West Virginia it lost her the backing of an influential organization of coal miners. But Clinton doesn’t seem to have lost the support

HeritageCenter_11x17_Drawings-37

North Dakota Heritage Center Display Was Extremely Biased And Needed To Be Adjusted

Last month I wrote a post about a “Green Revolution” display at the State Heritage Center which had been closed for adjustments after complaints about its content. Today Inside Energy, which has an affiliation with Praire Public Radio, publishes a deeper look at what happened. Turns out that some of the complaints about the exhibit came

HeritageCenter_11x17_Drawings-37

North Dakota Heritage Center Temporarily Closes “Green Revolution” Exhibit After Complaints

An exhibit created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, drew a negative response from some members of the public after being displayed at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. So much it has been closed temporarily to be reworked. The Heritage Center is North Dakota’s

clintonheitkamp

Heidi Heitkamp’s Favorite Candidate Would Block Oil, Coal Development On Federal Lands

UPDATE: It appears as though Heidi Heitkamp’s political action committee has donated $5,000 to Clinton’s campaign. The key to Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s political success in North Dakota is her posturing as a moderate. And the policy area where she does the most posturing is on the topic of energy. And yet, the presidential candidates she supports

Top
Skip to toolbar