U.S. Refining May Drop by a Quarter on Climate Bill, API Says

By Tina Seeley Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) — U.S. refining production may drop by a quarter by 2030, making the nation more dependent on fuel imports, if the climate-change legislation approved by the House becomes law, the American Petroleum Institute said. The Washington-based group, whose members include Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips, released a study today […]

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North Dakota Cap & Trade Calculus for Vehicle Drivers

Together, North Dakotans drive a total of 7 billion miles a year. This means, that on average, North Dakotans drive 10,900 miles for every person, per year, in the State.  On a household basis, this amounts to 26,000 miles per year. According to the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, in the year 2000 (latest data […]

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N.D. Could Be the Badlands for Cap and Trade

New York Times – The fate of major climate legislation in Congress could rest with North Dakota. The sparsely populated state in the upper Midwest, noted for its badlands and bone-chilling winters, wields as much clout as regions three times its size in the global warming debate. Its two Democratic senators possess crucial swing votes on […]

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Reduce our CO2, yes … but cap-and-trade, no

By U.S. SEN. BYRON DORGAN North Dakota I’m in favor of taking action to reduce CO2 emissions and to protect our environment. But I don’t support the “cap-and-trade” plan now being debated in Congress. “Cap-and-trade” is an approach that would have the government set caps on carbon emissions from certain sources, and then establish a […]

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