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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

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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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

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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

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