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COAL CREEK STATION

North Dakota ranks second only to Texas in mercury emissions from EPA-regulated power sector sources. Driven by the low-grade coal found in North Dakota, several of the state's power plants rank among the heaviest mercury-polluting coal facilities in the country.
That our citizens are facing skyrocketing utility bills, amid all the other inflationary challenges of the pandemic era, is a gobsmacking travesty.
McLean County enacted restrictions on the development of new wind projects in response to plans for the retirement of Coal Creek Station, North Dakota's largest coal plant. But with a deal nearly secure to save the plant, local officials and project developers expect the local ordinances to fall.
The Coal Creek deal represents a new and better approach to energy policy, which recognizes the need for change, while simultaneously preserving what's already working.

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