- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Health Department plans to solicit input from American Indian tribes as it prepares a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1RdsW46 ) that state officials already have taken comments from hundreds of state residents, from students to environmental groups. The Health Department now plans to reach out to tribes and low-income groups.

President Barack Obama last August unveiled new federal rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. Under the new standards, North Dakota must cut its emission rate by almost 45 percent by 2030.

North Dakota is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, but in the meantime state health officials are working to develop an implementation plan for the new rules.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com


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