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Legislative Leaders Unveil Oil Tax Distribution Plan

Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner unveiled a state legislative proposal that would modify the oil tax distribution formula. Under the plan, the amount of funding directed back to oil-producing counties would double during the next biennium. Oil producing counties would receive a estimated $2.2 billion... Read more

Spiritwood Ethanol Project Receives USDA Loan

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced nearly $6 million in loans to rural electric cooperatives this week, including a $1 million loan issued to Northern Plains Electric Cooperative. Cooperative officials said that the loan is part of a larger financing package to support the construction... Read more

Regulatory, Conservation Efforts to Step Up in Oil Patch

State regulators and state and federal conservation officials spoke to energy industry representatives at the North Dakota Petroleum Council annual meeting this week and cited the need for increased communication efforts between all affected parties in the state's oil patch. The speakers said that regulators... Read more

Comment Period Extended on Proposed EPA Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period on proposed 111 (d) guidelines that would put in place new carbon dioxide requirements for existing power plants. The agency granted a 45-day extension and will accept comments on the Clean Power Plan proposed rule until December... Read more

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