PSC: South Heart coal mine application finishedBISMARCK (AP) — State regulators say an application to open a new coal mine in southwestern North Dakota is complete.
BISMARCK (AP) — State regulators say an application to open a new coal mine in southwestern North Dakota is complete.
The proposed 4,600-acre coal mine is intended to provide fuel for a nearby electric power plant. It's to be located southwest of South Heart.
North Dakota's Public Service Commission said this morning the application is complete and ready for public review. The coal company has to publish a month's worth of notices.
Commission Chairman Kevin Cramer says an informal conference is likely this spring to give people a chance to raise questions about the proposed mine.
The mine is intended to supply coal to a new 175-megawatt electric power plant. It will be designed to convert coal to synthetic gas and hydrogen, and use the hydrogen to generate electricity.
See Thursday's Dickinson Press for more on the story.