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North Dakota to Receive $2.8 Million for Abandoned Coal Mines

Twenty-five coal producing states and three tribes received grants.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota is among about two dozen states set to receive millions in federal funding for reclaiming abandoned coal mines. The U.S. Interior Department is awarding states and tribes a total of $170 -million dollars. North Dakota will get $2.8 million for coal mine reclamation and repurposing projects. The agency provides the grants to the 25 coal producing states…

Coal Production in North Dakota Dropped 8% in 2019

The state's five coal mines produced 27.2 million tons of lignite.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Coal production in North Dakota dropped 8% in 2019, compared to the prior year. A trade group says the state’s five coal mines produced 27.2 million tons of lignite. The Lignite Energy Council says the reduction was mainly due to major outages at various power plants and maintenance at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant. The lower tonnage also resulted…