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Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station, near Center, N.D., burns lignite coal to generate electricity for customers in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. In 2017, North Dakota coal-fired power plants produced 2.7 million tons of coal ash, which must be properly disposed of and monitored. Special to The Forum

Environmental Activists Promote Fake News About Coal Ash

Environmental Activists Promote Fake News About Coal Ash

This week a headline about coal ash contaminating groundwater in North Dakota and other states probably caught your attention. And for good reason. Even the most ardent supporter of coal mining and coal-fired energy is no doubt opposed to a byproduct of that process contaminating our water. But one didn’t need to read too far

Jake Yellow Horse, of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, posted a flag during a ride in April on the reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. The ride ended at a spirit camp that will be maintained while the pipeline is under protest. (LAUREN DONOVAN, Bismarck Tribune)

Standing Rock Tribe Should Ditch Earthjustice if They Want Pipeline Lawsuit Taken Seriously

“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accusing the federal agency of violating the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws after it issued final permits this week for a crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois,” reports Barry Amundson for the Grand Forks

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