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Live Video: Rep. Kevin Cramer Town Hall At 3:00pm Central

Live Video: Rep. Kevin Cramer Town Hall At 3:00pm Central

Today the Lignite Energy Council and Bakken Backers will be holding an online town hall with Rep. Kevin Cramer. They’ve been kind enough to invite me to participate as well. At 3:00pm this post will be updated with live video of Cramer’s event. Until then, you can use the form below to submit questions for

Jason Bohrer: Understand The Impact Of EPA's Of New Coal Power Regulations

On the cusp of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of proposed greenhouse gas regulations for existing coal-based power plants, North Dakotans should understand how the EPA’s actions could affect their lives and pocketbooks. Demand for electrical power in North Dakota is expected to increase by 208 percent over the next 20 years.  With an

Heidi Heitkamp's Clean Coal Efforts Get Mixed Reaction From Coal Industry

I have a post over at Watchdog.org today about Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s efforts on behalf of the coal industry. Specifically legislation she’s introduced the Advanced Clean Coal Technology Investment in Our Nation (ACCTION) Bill to subsidize clean coal technology. But with the EPA looking to make the building of new coal-fired power plants illegal, the

Despite Oil, Gas And Coal "North Dakotans breathe some of the cleanest air in the United States"

Liberal interests are fond of sensationalizing the environmental impact of North Dakota’s oil and gas boom. The throw around terms like “industrial wasteland” to inspire fear among North Dakotans that the admittedly rapid build-up of oil and gas development in western North Dakota will have dire environmental outcomes. But by at least one metric, North

The Outdoor Heritage Fund Is A Bad Idea

I have a column in today’s Grand Forks Herald (also published in the Ashley Tribune, the Barnes County Independent, the Bowman County Pioneer and the North Dakota Free Press) about the proposed Outdoor Heritage Fund which would divert a portion of the state’s oil tax revenues into a fund for conservation. An excerpt: Conservation is