February 2012

Study on beneficial uses of CO2 from lignite-based power plants completed

(Prairie Business 2-25-2012) Carbon dioxide capture from lignite-based power plants has three potential opportunities for beneficial use, according to a recently completed study by the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The beneficial uses of purified carbon dioxide include: mineralization, greenhouse gas agriculture and enhanced oil recovery.

EPA's bad rules have finally united a divided Congress

(The Detroit News 1-26-2012)   Regulations that would cost businesses billions thwarted: Lost amid the coverage of partisan squabbles in Washington is the bipartisan record being built in the House of Representatives.  Republicans and Democrats in the House are coming together to pass meaningful legislation — with strong bipartisan majorities — that will save jobs and strengthen the economy.