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Heidi Heitkamp’s Favorite Candidate Would Block Oil, Coal Development On Federal Lands

Heidi Heitkamp’s Favorite Candidate Would Block Oil, Coal Development On Federal Lands

UPDATE: It appears as though Heidi Heitkamp’s political action committee has donated $5,000 to Clinton’s campaign. The key to Senator Heidi Heitkamp’s political success in North Dakota is her posturing as a moderate. And the policy area where she does the most posturing is on the topic of energy. And yet, the presidential candidates she supports

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Why Does Heidi Heitkamp Support Hillary Clinton Again?

Here’s another reason why it’s so bizarre that North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp is backing Hillary Clinton. The Obama administration has halted leasing for coal development on federal lands pending a review which would “address climate change.” This is potentially a major headache for coal states like North Dakota. In this state, like many others,


North Dakota Coal Production Bucks National Trends, Up 4.3 Percent Since 2012

Things look pretty bleak from coal based on some of the headlines we’ve been seeing recently. Coal production has been declining. The folks at North Dakota’s Lignite Energy Council tell me that in a few weeks the Energy Information Administration (the data arm of the U.S. Department of Energy) is expected to announce that natural gas


Randy Christmann: Clean Power Plan Is Stealth Cap And Trade

In August the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Although this plan has been discussed frequently before and since the actual release, I believe most people have not been told how this plan will impact their personal finances. In order to understand this 1,560 page plan, let’s set aside the arguments


Associated Press Report On State-Backed Coal Research Misses The Real Story: Anti-Coal Policies

The Associated Press reported a story over the weekend about the lack of success in a state-funded program to develop new uses for North Dakota’s abundant lignite coal reserves. “Fifteen years after North Dakota began funding research aimed at revitalizing growth in the state’s lignite industry, all but one project has been abandoned or yielded


Matt Evans: If The EPA Cares About Me So Much, It Can Send A Card

I am responding to Mr. Olsrud’s article from Wednesday, titled “when did the EPA become the bad guys”. Go read the piece, if you haven’t.  I’ll wait. I was really disappointed when I read this.  Given the stature and experience of the author, I was hoping for something better and more convincing. The first difficulty


Jason Bohrer: The EPA’s Energy Drought

Want a preview of what’s to come with the EPA’s proposed emissions rules for carbon dioxide and their impacts on electricity?  Look no further than the State of California and the current situation with another critical element of our standard of living – water. There’s no disputing the fact that California is experiencing one of


Kevin Cramer: “Arbitrary Emission Standard” Puts American Power Supply At Risk (Video)

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com “I don’t think many people know how close we came,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said on Fox News Business yesterday, referring to last year’s “polar vortex” and its potential for causing power shortages. Cramer had an op/ed in the Wall Street Journal recently called, “Where Will You Be When the Lights Go