EPA

North Dakota Republican Leaders Praise EPA Repeal of WOTUS

Waters of the United States rule extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands

WASHINGTON — The EPA is repealing the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule. It extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands. The move is being welcomed by North Dakota’s Republican leaders including Gov. Doug Burgum and Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer. The 2015 regulation, commonly known as WOTUS, defined what bodies of water are protected under…

The EPA Visits Local Farms to See Their Regulations in Action

The EPA also get to ask questions and see operations on a whole new level

  DAVENPORT, N.D.–The EPA is in North Dakota and Minnesota this week to connect with local farmers. “One of the things they noted is how North Dakotans are passionate for agriculture and whatever they do and they really take great pride in it. And I think that’s what we are out here trying to show them, that you give us…

Scott Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON (Fox News) –¬†Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency after a string of controversies involving his leadership, President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter. “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” tweeted Trump, who added that EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler would take over…

Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Named To EPA Board

Mark Fox Has Been Chairman Since 2014

The tribal chairman of the oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes in western North Dakota has been named to an Environmental Protection Agency advisory committee. The EPA announced Chairman Mark Fox’s appointment on Friday. The EPA says the 34-member board helps the agency develop partnerships with local governments to provide improvements to public health and environmental protection. About 20 percent of the…

EPA Administrator Signing New Rule that Ends Obama-era Clean Power Plan

That plan was intended to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s coal industry is getting a boost from the EPA. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says he will sign a new rule that will end the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. That plan was intended to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Senator John Hoeven said the costly regulations unfairly targeted North Dakota and required a 45…

EPA Administrator Coming to North Dakota

Later that day, he is set to tour the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND and hold another round table

  FARGO, ND — EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is coming to North Dakota next week. Gov. Burgum’s office says Pruitt is scheduled to participate Wednesday in a round table discussion in Fargo on federal regulations involving navigable rivers and lakes. Later that day, he is set to tour the Energy and Environmental Research Center at UND and hold another round…

Illegal Use of Poison Puts Hundreds of Bison Under Quarantine in the Dakotas

The EPA investigation uncovered 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres

  Hundreds of bison¬†are under quarantine in North Dakota and South Dakota after an illegal poison was used to kill prairie dogs. An EPA investigation found 40,000 pounds of poison had been distributed across 5,400 acres. It was spread on the former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and the Wilder Ranch. The EPA-led investigation began last year…