RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Back to North Dakota... Posted on 8/16/13 at 5:56 AM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Health center superheroes use MediQHome to help patients
By Ryan Schuster
A group of superheroes have helped Robin Dyke improve her health. No, really.
The super-human doctors and staff members at Coal Country Community Health Center in western North Dako... Posted on 5/10/13 at 3:35 PM
ASTRO BOB Comet Lovejoy's fading glory
Time to check in on the wonder that is Comet Lovejoy. Though still too far south to see at mid-northern latitudes, the comet remains a fading spectacle for skywatchers down under. Various observers ... Posted on 1/3/12 at 12:59 PM
In Estevan, Saskatchewan, about 10 miles north of the Canada-U.S. border, something remarkable is happening. At Boundary Dam, a long-established coal-fired power station, SaskPower engineers are finishing a retrofit of a newly refurbished unit (Boundary Dam 3) with state-of-the-art carbon capture technology.
Before finalizing greenhouse gas regulations for existing coal-fueled power plants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a series of “listening sessions” in places like San Francisco, New York City and Boston — and completely bypassing states like North Dakota, which gets more than three-quarters of its low-cost electricity from coal and supports an active mining community.
The Environmental Protection Agency has completed a series of Clean Air Act listening sessions, but none came within several hundred miles of North Dakota, and the state’s junior senator is not pleased about it.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a proposal for strict new regulations on carbon emissions from new U.S. power plants, causing some of North Dakota’s top politicians to fire back.
For decades, coal from West Virginia's vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state's best-known commodity. Big coal's days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn't repeat itself.
The Environmental Protection Agency is due to unveil next week the first batch of regulations under President Barack Obama's new climate action plan - a carbon emissions-rate standard for new fossil fuel power plants.
Environmental groups sparred with state and federal regulators in court here Friday over whether North Dakota should be stripped of its authority to regulate the coal-mining industry, raising questions about campaign contributions from coal company officials to the elected Public Service Commission members who oversee the industry.
An attorney for opponents of a proposed coal mine southwestern North Dakota told a federal judge Friday that it's time to strip the state Public Service Commission of its responsibilities for regulating that industry.
It has been a busy news week, what with voting rights, gay marriage and Paula Deen. Even so, it’s remarkable how little attention the news media gave to President Barack Obama’s new “climate action plan.”
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