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U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
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April 1, 2016
Coal miner Peabody Energy to cut jobs in Powder River Basin
Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk.The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the...
April 1, 2016 - 3:51pm
March 30, 2016
Stalled oil, coal industry costing railroad jobs
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A top railroad executive said Wednesday in Billings that declining oil prices and coal demand have thrust his industry into...
March 30, 2016 - 8:37pm
March 3, 2016
Despite assurances, mining companies remain skeptical that loopholes will be given on new leases
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Despite assurances from U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that companies desperate for public coal will be given a loophole...
March 3, 2016 - 4:27pm
February 23, 2016
Hoeven, Cramer join legal brief seeking to overturn EPA emissions rule; Heitkamp also supports challenge
BISMARCK – The two Republican members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation joined more than 200 of their House and Senate colleagues Tuesday in filing a brief urging a federal appeals court to overturn the Obama administration’s new rule aimed at curbing carbon dioxide...
February 23, 2016 - 3:11pm
January 15, 2016
North Dakota coal production remains steady
BISMARCK -- North Dakota’s four coal mines sold 28.7 million tons of lignite coal in 2015, the same production level as 2014. North American Coal's Freedom Mine, the nation’s largest lignite producer, sold 14.3 million tons, used by Dakota Gasification Co.’s Great Plains Synfuels...
January 15, 2016 - 6:27pm
Federal moratorium elicits critical response
BISMARCK -- Reaction by North Dakota coal industry and political leaders to the Obama administration issuing a temporary moratorium on new leases for mining federal coal holdings was largely negative. “Fortunately, North Dakota has access to billions of tons of non-federal coal...
January 15, 2016 - 6:23pm
U.S. halts new coal leases on federal land in wide-ranging review
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday ordered a pause on issuing new coal leases on federal land in another step by the Obama administration to control climate change in the first major review of the country's coal program in three decades.The pause could last...
January 15, 2016 - 10:07am
October 27, 2015
Heitkamp, Hoeven among sponsors of resolution aimed at EPA rules
BISMARCK – U.S. senators from North Dakota and South Dakota are among those sponsoring bipartisan Senate resolutions that aim to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules restricting greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. Sen. Shelly Moore...
October 27, 2015 - 12:01pm
October 25, 2015
Coal-powered plant operators face CO2 deadline
BISMARCK — David Saggau has a dream that air-quality regulators had invited King Coal companies to solve the carbon-dioxide problem, invest...
October 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Carbon dioxide requirements will require ‘major changes’ in electricity generation
BISMARCK — As North Dakota begins drafting a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent in the state as recently mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, utility companies stand behind state actions and offer input. “The state has been very proactive,”...
October 25, 2015 - 5:00am
October 20, 2015
Minnesota, North Dakota in appeals court over emission standards
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- North Dakota and Minnesota continue to duke out a dispute over coal-generated electricity in a Wednesday federal appeals court hearing. The 8th Circuit Court, meeting in St. Paul, hears Minnesota's appeal after a Minnesota-based federal judge declared unconstitutional...
October 20, 2015 - 5:34pm
October 14, 2015
Coal testing site near South Heart ceases operation
SOUTH HEART -- A coal testing plant located five miles south of South Heart and operated by GTL Energy USA Ltd. is moving its work overseas because...
October 14, 2015 - 8:42pm
October 13, 2015
Stenehjem: N.D. will sue EPA over stricter CO2 standards for coal-fired power plants
BISMARCK – North Dakota will sue the federal government to block stricter pollution standards for coal-fired power plants as soon as they are published, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Tuesday, publicly confirming the planned lawsuit for the first time. Stenehjem was among...
October 13, 2015 - 5:18pm
August 4, 2015
New EPA carbon rules 'very, very frightening' for ND coal
FARGO -- North Dakota's lignite coal industry is reeling under regulations announced Monday that would require reductions of carbon emissions...
August 4, 2015 - 9:51am
August 3, 2015
Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama challenged America and the world to step up efforts to fight global warming on Monday at the formal unveiling of his administration's controversial, ramped-up plan to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. Declaring climate change the...
August 3, 2015 - 5:50pm