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North Dakotans laud Supreme Court move to halt CO2 rules

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court move to suspend federal rules aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants is good news for North Dakota, state officials said. Justices have put the rules on hold while a legal challenge led by the state proceeds. The White House issued a statement saying it disagreed with the decision ...

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Cramer: House votes to protect coal industry from needless regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1644, Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act or the STREAM Act. The bill directs the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) of the Department of the Interior to make available to the public 90 days prior to its publication any draft, final, ...

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House passes Waters of the United States resolution of disapproval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives approved S.J. Res. 22, a joint Congressional resolution of disapproval for the Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS).  This resolution vacates a rule published on June 29, 2015, by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) which would redefine “waters of the United States” ...

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ND lawmakers react to Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuits

The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. TransCanada Corporation Handout Photo

Last week, the company that proposed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, TransCanada, filed legal challenges to the United States’ rejection of the project. One of the lawsuits will seek more than $15 billion in damages. In November, President Obama vetoed the pipeline despite approval from both the House and the Senate. The administration claimed the project would undermine ...

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ND Petroleum Council: Vote will lift oil export ban to provide long-term benefits, energy security

Bismarck, N.D. – The vote in the United States Senate and House of Representatives to lift the ban on crude oil exports will strengthen the nation’s national security, keep energy prices low for consumers and help add stability to an otherwise volatile commodity market said Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “The petroleum sector has been an ...

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Reactions to Dalrymple’s decision to not seek re-election

Quotes from elected officials regarding the decision of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple to not seek re-election: U.S. Sen. John Hoeven “Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a friend and colleague for many years, has spent a large share of his life serving the people of North Dakota with distinction in one capacity or another. Having served 16 years in the legislature, 10 ...

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ND delegation slams new power plant greenhouse gas limits

BISMARCK, N.D. — President Barack Obama’s effort to cut greenhouse gases from U.S. power plants is drawing sharp criticism from North Dakota’s congressional delegation. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer say the new Environmental Protection Agency rules will drive up the cost of electricity at the expense of ratepayers and hurt the state’s economy. Hoeven says ...

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General Atomics plans to set up drone academy in Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota’s unmanned aircraft business and technology park has landed a second major defense contractor. Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer say that General Atomics has reached a tentative agreement to establish an unmanned aerial systems training academy at Grand Sky, which is located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. General Atomics is one ...

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Hess-owned oil railcars involved in North Dakota derailment

WILLISTON, N.D. – A BNSF train that derailed in central North Dakota on Wednesday was carrying railcars owned by Hess Corp, 10 of which caught fire and forced the evacuation of a nearby town, the oil producer told Reuters late Wednesday. Emergency crews worked into the night to extinguish the fire. No one was injured. Hess, the third-largest North Dakota ...

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