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Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton Young Station, located near Center, N.D.

Jason Bohrer: The Clean Power Plan No Longer Threatens North Dakota’s Economy

Jason Bohrer: The Clean Power Plan No Longer Threatens North Dakota’s Economy

Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, did a big favor for states like ours that use coal to generate electricity. His recent decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan lifted a massive regulation from our state’s economy, sparing our industries and households the effects from a weakened power grid, higher power prices and the

Slow Blogging Today

I won’t be keeping up my usual pace of blogging today as I’m on the road. The folks at the Lignite Energy Council were kind enough to invite me down to their annual meeting in Bismarck today to talk about media and communications. It’s a fun opportunity. While I use the blog and social media

The massive Big John dragline works to reshape the rocky landscape in some of the last sections to be mined for coal at the Hobet site in Boone County, W.Va., May 12, 2016. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Audio: Head of Coal Industry Group Says Trump Order Means New Coal Plants Could Be Built

I had Jason Bohrer on my radio show today. Jason is the head of the Lignite Energy Council which, as you might imagine, represents and promotes the state’s coal interests. I wanted to talk with him about President Donald Trump today signing an executive order rolling back a number of Obama administration regulations and restrictions

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Jason Bohrer: Polling Shows the People Support Clean Coal

The benefits of coal-based electricity to North Dakota include low electricity costs for homes and businesses, more than 14,000 jobs in the state, and $100 million in annual tax revenues. The coal industry makes our lives better every day, so it’s no wonder the Lignite Energy Council’s newest poll shows voters strongly support coal as

Ethan Vaagene stands between the power plant's stacks at Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Underwood, N.D. Logan Werlinger / Forum News Service

Mike Jones: North Dakota Leads in Clean Coal Technology

As the United States and countries throughout the world seek ways to reduce man-made CO2 emissions, the state of North Dakota will be a leader in finding a solution for low-rank coals such as lignite while continuing to supply affordable and reliable electricity. North Dakota has several unique characteristics: A state-industry R&D partnership with a

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum, left, and his running mate Mayor Brent Sanford. Photo via Burgum campaign

More Of This Please, Doug Burgum

Gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum has doubled down (tripled down?) on his Obamacare-themed assault on his opponent, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The Burgum campaign has even created an entire website dedicated to their argument that Stenehjem, who joined North Dakota to a multi-state lawsuit to overturn Obamacare, actually supports Obamacare because he sided with a group of


North Dakota Coal Production Bucks National Trends, Up 4.3 Percent Since 2012

Things look pretty bleak from coal based on some of the headlines we’ve been seeing recently. Coal production has been declining. The folks at North Dakota’s Lignite Energy Council tell me that in a few weeks the Energy Information Administration (the data arm of the U.S. Department of Energy) is expected to announce that natural gas

Jason Bohrer: The EPA's Energy Drought

Want a preview of what’s to come with the EPA’s proposed emissions rules for carbon dioxide and their impacts on electricity?  Look no further than the State of California and the current situation with another critical element of our standard of living – water. There’s no disputing the fact that California is experiencing one of

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Steve Van Dyke: Seven Things To Know About North Dakota's Energy Landscape

The oil boom has created a large need for more electricity in North Dakota and also in Montana and South Dakota – areas typically served by North Dakota’s coal-based power plants. A 2012 study conducted by Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson for the North Dakota Industrial Commission shows that North Dakota will need an additional 2000