PRESIDENT BIDEN

Keystone XL pipeline canceled after Biden had blocked permit

BILLINGS, Mont. – The sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline says it is pulling the plug on the project after Canadian officials failed to persuade the Biden administration to reverse its cancellation of the company’s permit on the day the president took office. Calgary-based TC Energy said Wednesday it would work with government agencies “to ensure a safe termination of…

Armstrong co-sponsors resolution to keep 9 Supreme Court justices

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Republican Congressman Kelly Armstrong is a co-sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would keep nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court. House Democrats introduced a bill to add four seats to the Supreme Court after President Biden announced a commission to examine the idea.  Supporters say they want to counter the court’s rightward tilt…

Energy Secretary discusses Biden’s American Jobs Plan to build the nation’s infrastructure

"This jobs plan is the biggest investment in America."

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — President Biden’s proposed American Jobs plan is aiming to help build up the nation’s infrastructure. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm says President Biden’s proposal of the American Jobs plan comes after the nation coming in short to competing nations. “China has had it as part of their strategic vision to corner the market on areas of manufacturing….

Cramer discusses Covid-19 concerns

Says President Biden's COVID-19 relief package will increase the national debt.

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Senator Kevin Cramer went before the North Dakota House regarding concerns over the state’s stance throughout the pandemic. Cramer is expressing doubt over President Biden’s COVID-19 relief package saying it will increase the national debt. Cramer says he expects North Dakota will receive a sizable amount of funding after the state shut down its economy during…

Burgum orders state agencies to evaluate impacts of Biden energy directives

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to determine the impacts of President Biden’s executive orders on North Dakota’s energy industry and to identify opportunities to challenge Biden’s orders. “The Biden administration’s recent executive orders pose a serious threat to American energy security, our nation’s economic growth and the tens of thousands…

Cramer, Hoeven, Armstrong condemn Biden for halting oil, gas leases

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota’s congressional delegation is strongly criticizing President Biden for halting new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Biden signed executive orders to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines. The orders aim to conserve 30% of the nation’s lands and ocean waters in the next 10 years. “President…

Streets ‘bizarrely empty’ during Biden Inauguration

  WASHINGTON (KVRR) – It was an Inauguration Day unlike any other.  For those hoping to get a glimpse of the Inauguration ceremony, this is about as close to the Capitol as you can get. The streets of Washington, D.C. were largely quiet as President Joe Biden was sworn into office. Barbed wire fences, concrete barriers, and military trucks blocked…

Burgum asks Biden to reconsider revoking Keystone XL permit

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum wants President Biden to reconsider an executive order that revokes the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. “Revoking the permit is wrong for the country and has a chilling effect on private-sector investment in much-needed infrastructure projects, which is why we urge the president to reconsider” Burgum said. “For decades,…