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With the Clean Power Plan out, officials in North Dakota say they are still committed to finding ways to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

They’re eyeing a project under construction in Texas to build a zero-emission gas plant, a small-scale version of the Allam Cycle outside Houston that’s slated to fire up next year.

Amy Sisk / Inside Energy

When a company enters oil and gas country, it wants to know there’s enough oil and gas in the ground that business will be robust for a long time.

One way it gets that assurance? An estimate from the U.S. Geological Survey showing how much oil and gas remains untapped.

Officials in North Dakota are pushing the agency do this for its Bakken and Three Forks formations.

Back in 2008 the USGS did a study in the Bakken, concluding the shale play contained 3.7 billion barrels of oil available for operators to extract.

On-Going Rail Delays Prompt Comments To Feds

Jul 18, 2014

Senator John Hoeven says he would like to see a meeting between North Dakota’s Ag Commodity groups and officials from Burlington Northern – Santa Fe Railroad. Hoeven says the grain elevators and other commodity shippers have been short on railcar delivery all year and are currently about 4-thousand cars behind schedule. Hoeven says BNSF is making plans to cut that number in half.

Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp are backing measures they say will advance child safety on America’s Indian Reservations. The bills were part of a hearing, Wednesday in Washington D.C. -- Prairie Public reporter Todd McDonald has details…

Hoeven and Klobuchar tour Fargo VA Hospital

Jan 10, 2013

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar toured Fargo’s VA Medical Center to discuss veterans issues.  Prairie Public’s Danielle Webster has the story.