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Will British Columbia halt coal exports?

Voters in Canada’s southwestern-most province went to the polls recently to elect a new government. In the final weeks, the race took an unexpected turn that may have major implications for U.S. coal exports. In a surprise move, incumbent Premier … Continued

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Senators say: Stop the coal give-away!

Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s proposal to repeal the coal royalties rule, or Valuation Rule, for public minerals will be costly to states and tribes and the American public, according to five United States senators in a letter sent early this … Continued

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WORC Groups Act With Keystone XL Pipeline Back

Following President Donald Trump’s executive action that green-lighted the permitting of the Keystone XL pipeline, WORC groups along the pipeline route, Northern Plains Resource Council and Dakota Rural Action, acted swiftly to resist the pipeline. The pipeline would link Canadian … Continued

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Grocery tax exemption fight to continue in Idaho

We are disappointed to say that Governor Butch Otter vetoed the grocery tax exemption bill on April 11. The bill had garnered widespread bipartisan support across ideological lines, passing the Idaho House on a vote of 51 to 19 and … Continued

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Farmer Fair Practices Rules Under Review, Open for More Comments

The new Farmer Fair Practices Rules, proposed by Obama Administration, would help ensure that independent farmers and ranchers are treated fairly by corporate meatpackers. The new administration, however, is taking a look at these protections. On December 14, 2016, the … Continued

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North Dakota Tribal Support of BLM Methane Waste Rule Growing

On April 20, Dakota Resource Council affiliate Fort Berthold P.O.W.E.R. scored a major victory when they convinced the Fort Berthold Tribal Government to unanimously pass a resolution in opposition to rolling back the BLM Methane Waste Rule. The win culminated … Continued