Haze Obscures The Issue – Bismarck Tribune Editorial

Bismarck Tribune editorial, posted Thursday, December 29, 2011 The dispute over haze rules between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Dakota Health Department often gets wrongly boiled down to a conflict between a green, pro-environmental policy by the federal agency and a pro-industry, dirty coal gambit by the state. Such steamrolling of the…
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A Year Of SAVING!

Got cabin fever this winter? Spend time making your home more energy efficient and start saving for your summer vacation! You can trim your electric bill all year long by taking a few simple steps. Here’s a list of recommendations for year-round energy and money savings! January: Lowering your thermostat just a few degrees during…
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Time Is Running Out!

The Youth Tour application deadline is quickly approaching. Do you know a high school sophmore or junior (must be a CCEC member and a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2012) that is interested in winning a trip to Washington D.C.? All they have to do to apply is write a…
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Recycle CFL Bulbs

It’s important to recycle CFL bulbs, as they contain a small amount of mercury, but where can you take them to be recycled? The following locations will recycle your CFLs at no charge: Fargo: Lowes Home Depot City of Fargo Hazardous Waste Moorhead/Dilworth: TrueValue Home and Hardware Menards Clay County Hazardous Waste As of December 31,…
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Block Heaters: Use Them, But Use A Timer!

by Jeremy Mahowald, manager of energy management and conservation If you live up here, chances are you have a block heater on your car or truck.   Many of us know by experience that a frozen engine can be hard to start and takes a long time to warm up.  Using the block heater makes for…
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