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August 18, 2012
Corruption in the Public Service Commission? Industry donations made to commissioners widespread
BISMARCK -- NextEra Energy needed approval for a wind farm. BNI Coal was facing penalties for environmental rules. The Arthur Companies needed...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas
NEW YORK (AP) -- America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
April 11, 2012
EERC works toward goal of clean coal at less cost
GRAND FORKS -- Housed inside a demonstration facility at University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center is a new way to better use an abundant resource: coal. "One of the strategies for achieving that is figuring out how to make coal cleaner," said Neeta Patel,...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Bomb squad called to American Crystal Sugar plant
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- A bomb squad was called out after workers at the American Crystal Sugar processing plant in Moorhead found a live blasting cap. Police got the call about 10:30 a.m. today. Lt. Brad Penas says the blasting cap came into the facility with a load of coal. The...
April 10, 2012 - 4:11pm
February 24, 2012
ND potash deposits not as promising as thought
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A company that's exploring for potash in northwestern North Dakota says things aren't as promising as officials had hoped. Potash is a fertilizer that's in high demand in China and India. Dakota Salts drilled a test well more than a year ago near Lignite,...
February 24, 2012 - 11:25am
December 22, 2011
The Dickinson Press Top 10: No. 9: Proposed South Heart mine
As the year wraps up and we enter 2012, The Dickinson Press will take you through the top stories that filled its pages. Today we recall No....
December 22, 2011 - 12:00am
December 8, 2011
ND among worst for emissions
FARGO -- An environmental advocacy group issued a report Wednesday ranking North Dakota among the nation's "filthy 15" in emissions of toxic...
December 8, 2011 - 12:00am
April 19, 2011
Idaho rescuers alter search operation for miner
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Rescuers trying to reach a trapped Idaho silver miner on Tuesday were forced by unstable conditions to alter their operation and are now attempting to reach him from a new direction. The changes were necessary due to dangerous conditions more than a mile underground...
April 19, 2011 - 12:59pm
PSC cites coal company with 376 deficiencies
Local groups are concerned about a coal company's 376 deficiencies, while the company and North Dakota Public Service Commission representatives attribute minor technical errors to the shortcomings. Deficiencies range from typos and incorrect web links to questions about groundwater...
April 19, 2011 - 12:00am
March 18, 2011
Increase in number of coal cars derailed
BISMARCK (AP) -- Bismarck police say 10 to 15 BNSF Railway coal cars derailed this morning in the east part of the city but no injuries have been reported. Sgt. Mark Buschena said officers responded to the derailment report just before 5 a.m., according to The Associated Press. The...
March 18, 2011 - 11:03am
Coal cars derail in Bismarck
BISMARCK (AP) -- A BNSF Railway train derailed this morning in east Bismarck. Six to eight coal cars were off the track around 7:30 a.m., according to The Associated Press. Railroad officials say they hope to have the area cleared by evening. Officials say there may be some delays...
March 18, 2011 - 9:59am
March 16, 2011
Mine foes visit PSC
BISMARCK (AP) -- Opponents of a proposed coal plant and electric power station near South Heart are letting the North Dakota Public Service Commission know where they stand. The commission is reviewing a coal mining application for the project. On Tuesday a group of activists delivered...
March 16, 2011 - 12:00am
January 28, 2011
Claims about mining rules meet skepticism in Wyo.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Proposed regulations that would eliminate thousands of coal mining jobs in the East are being criticized in Wyoming even as the federal government predicts the rules would create hundreds of jobs out West. Given how nearly half of the nation's electricity comes...
January 28, 2011 - 7:28am
January 22, 2011
Judge denies mine appeal
A request for dismissal of an appeal on a Stark County rezoning decision was recently denied by a Fargo judge and the ruling has brought a coal company into appeal proceedings. On April 6 the Stark County Commission unanimously approved a conditional zoning change of about 7,800...
January 22, 2011 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Coal plant permit back on table
A coal company has re-submitted its application for a strip coal mine three miles west of South Heart after state officials deemed it deficient in April.
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am