- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is coming to North Dakota next week.

Gov. Doug Burgum says Pruitt is scheduled to participate Wednesday in a round table discussion in Fargo on federal regulations involving navigable rivers and lakes. Later that day, he is set to tour the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota and hold another round table.

In May, with Pruitt’s approval, North Dakota became the first state in the nation to apply for and receive regulatory authority over carbon dioxide capture and storage.

Burgum says he’s excited for the opportunity to host Pruitt and highlight North Dakota issues and priorities.

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