An attorney representing North Dakota's coal industry talks about the federal government's efforts to add more clear air regulations on top of the state's already excellent program. Matuor Alier, a candidate for Fargo City Commission, talks about his campaign.
North Dakota consistently meets all air quality standards, and state officials project it will meet its haze reduction goals. But the National Park Service says the state is a major polluter and should do more to control emissions.
W. Carter Johnson first began studying the ecology of the Dakotas as a graduate student at North Dakota State University in the 1960s and early '70s. His new book offers a survey of the region's natural history and the many ways in which humans have altered the land.
The federal appeals judges agreed with a trial court judge's ruling that the state of North Dakota and four western counties missed the deadline for asserting their rights to build section line roads in the grassland tracts at issue in the case.
Two years ago, McLean and Mercer counties both passed policies restricting the development of new wind farms amid growing anxiety in coal country about plans to shut down North Dakota's largest coal-fired power plant.
Nationwide, if all new passenger vehicles sold are zero-emission by 2035 and all new trucks and buses sold were zero-emission by 2040, the U.S. would generate more than $1.2 trillion in health benefits, the report states.