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Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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Trim $245 Million from the Federal Budget: Stop Subsidizing Coal Strip Mine Reclamation

Some spectacular numbers were reported by the Associated Press yesterday. Apparently the U.S. Department of the Interior is distributing $395 million this year to 25 states and 3 tribes for coal strip mine reclamation (that is, trying to make land … Continue reading

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What Land Is Like After Mining Reclamation

One of the big mysteries in many western coal strip mining regions is how long the land will take to recover. According to the Bureau of Land Management’s 2003 Environmental Impact Statement for a South Powder River Basin coal lease … Continue reading

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