BISMARCK (AP) — A raft of new Environmental Protection Agency regulations will leave energy companies uncertain about how to run their businesses and could drive up electricity prices, a former EPA official told the state Public Service Commission on Thursday.
The recently released 2010 surface water monitoring study shows that four different pesticides were detected in the water in southwest North Dakota.
The North Dakota Department of Health and U.S. Geological Survey conducted the survey, taking water samples from 33 sites from April through October.
Some groups believe tighter regulations should be placed on two North Dakota coal-fired power plants which produce more than five times the amount of haze considered by the Environmental Protection Agency to diminish visibility in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The farms and ranches that have over 1,000 head of beef cattle now must report certain chemicals emitted from their animal’s waste to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency final rule.
KILLDEER — Several individuals from Killdeer and the surrounding area were at Killdeer High School on Tuesday to discuss potential issues resulting from the discovery of the mineral erionite in the area.
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