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June 15, 2016
Judges back North Dakota, say Minnesota overreached with coal plant law
ST. PAUL -- A federal appeals court Wednesday agreed with a lower court that ruled unconstitutional a Minnesota law restricting importation of electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota brought the suit, claiming Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act violates...
June 15, 2016 - 3:11pm
March 4, 2016
Mining companies skeptical of loophole in new coal leases
BILLINGS, Mont.— Despite assurances from U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that companies desperate for public coal will be given a loophole in a federal moratorium on new leases, mining companies remain skeptical. Jewell, speaking before the House Natural Resources Committee...
March 4, 2016 - 6:48am
February 11, 2016
ND officials praise Supreme Court decision blocking Clean Power Plan
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health has suspended work on a state plan that was being developed to comply with the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the rules until legal challenges are resolved. North Dakota's...
February 11, 2016 - 6:28am
February 10, 2016
N.D. officials praise Supreme Court decision on coal power
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s lignite coal industry, congressional delegation and state officials are praising a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday blocking the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan rules from taking effect until legal challenges are resolved. The decision...
February 10, 2016 - 11:25am
August 20, 2015
Montana green groups challenge massive coal mine project
The U.S. government did not adequately consider the environmental implications of the planned expansion of a coal mine in Montana, environmental groups have charged in a lawsuit. The groups, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed a complaint against the...
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August 20, 2015 - 11:51am
August 14, 2015
Eastern Montana tribe signs deal to aid export of coal on West Coast
SPRING CREEK MINE, Mont. — The Crow Tribe has struck a partnership with SSA Marine to develop a Puget Sound coal terminal in Washington state considered crucial to exporting Indian coal. Crow Tribal Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said he signed an agreement Aug. 7 for a 5 percent tribal...
August 14, 2015 - 7:09am
August 7, 2015
N.D. may stand alone in Clean Power Plan lawsuit
BISMARCK — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he's considering a standalone lawsuit over the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan because of the different potential claims that arise from how the plan "harshly" treats the state and its lignite coal industry. State...
August 7, 2015 - 7:00am
June 13, 2015
Montana energy economy dims, but consumers benefit
SIDNEY, Mont.—Montana's energy economy is dimming, according to reports from both alternative and fossil fuel industries. Coal is on the ropes as U.S. coal energy consumption hits a 24-year low, oil drilling has dropped dramatically in the Bakken and wind energy construction...
June 13, 2015 - 7:23am
May 12, 2015
U.S. offers over $35 mln for hard-hit coal communities
PIKEVILLE, Kentucky - The United States has released $35.5 million to help communities hit hard by the decline in coal mining to diversify their economies and retrain displaced miners, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said on Monday. Perez announced the move at the Shaping...
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May 12, 2015 - 10:47am
April 23, 2015
Federal coal regulations will fail according to chamber
BISMARCK—Once proposed federal regulations that would place caps on carbon dioxide emissions are in place, the Environmental Protection Agency's rules will likely be defeated in court, said a U.S.
April 23, 2015 - 6:42am
August 9, 2014
Democrats want to shut down the coal industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a ruling which threatens to kill the coal-fired electrical generation industry and the coal industry along with it. An Aug. 4 Wall Street Journal article estimates some 600,000 jobs will disappear within the next 10 years along...
August 9, 2014 - 9:01am
June 3, 2014
Lignite industry: EPA carbon rules for coal-fired plants ‘recipe for disaster’
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s lignite coal industry bristled Monday at the Obama administration’s plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, calling it “a recipe for disaster” that could lead to higher electricity prices and a less reliable energy grid. The...
June 3, 2014 - 7:04am
April 2, 2014
Coal-reliant states readying for EPA power plant rules
WASHINGTON - Long before the Obama administration promised sweeping rules to limit pollution from power plants, states in the crosshairs of what critics call a "war on coal" have been finding ways to meet the expected new standards. President Barack Obama last June directed...
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April 2, 2014 - 3:16pm
March 25, 2014
Heitkamp: Bill would spur investment
BISMARCK — Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix. Heitkamp said the “Advanced...
March 25, 2014 - 7:30am
March 17, 2014
James River says interest payment on senior notes delayed
James River Coal Co, which is grappling with a liquidity crunch, said it would not make the interest payment due on Monday on $230 million of its convertible senior notes. The company's shares fell about 14 percent in trading after the bell. James River, which had...
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March 17, 2014 - 6:00pm