Providing Low Cost Fuel Since 1913. Bucyrus-Erie 50B Shovel. Cleaning the top of the Lignite Seam. Started in 1913 In North Dakota 1957. Modern surface coal mining is safe, efficient…. …and environmentally sound. Should This Land Be Mined For Coal?. …IT ALREADY WAS!.
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Bucyrus-Erie 50B Shovel Cleaning the top of the Lignite Seam Started in 1913 In North Dakota 1957
Should This Land Be Mined For Coal? …IT ALREADY WAS!
North American Coal isCommitted to SAFETY! 3-Time Winner of the US Department of Labor Sentinels of Safety Award recognizing the SAFEST COAL MINE IN THE COUNTRY Coteau, Beulah, ND (1985 & 2008) Sabine, Hallsville, TX (2010)
+163% Electricity from Coal - 49% NOx - 68% SO2 - 75% PM10
Coal is Abundant! Global Share of Recoverable Coal Reserves North Dakota has an over 800 year supply of Lignite Coal at today’s production levels For many countries, coal (lignite) is their only domestic energy supply Source: US Energy Information Administration
Coal Fuels the Bulk of America’s Electrical Supply US Electricity by Generation Source: US Energy Information Administration 2010
When coal-fired power goes down, electricity rates go up Minnesota 23rd lowest North Dakota 3rd lowest Electricity rate (cents/kilowatthour) North Dakota, Utah, Kentucky, Wyoming >90% coal-fired California, Maine, New York, Connecticut 10% or less coal-fired
Coal’s Economic Impact in North Dakota • Over $1 Billion of total economic impact • Over $93 Million of State Tax Revenue • 28,000 Jobs • 4,000 Direct jobs • 24,000 Indirect jobs Source: "North Dakota Lignite Energy Industry's Contribution to the State Economy for 2009 and Projected for 2010," April 2010, Randal C. Coon & F. Larry Leistritz, NDSU Agricultural Economics Publication AAE 10001
The Real World • On This Planet Earth… • USA has 307 Million People • 2.6 Billion People Live on less than $2 per day • 2 Billion People have limited access to electricity • 1.5 Billion People have no electricity at all!
Developing Countries Understand the Importance of Low-Cost Electricity! China United States India Germany
Threats to Low-Cost Electricity in the US • EPA Regulations • Surface Mining Regulations • Administration Policies (NLRB, “Guidelines”) • Foreign Demand • Energy Exports Boiler MACT, Stream Protection, and other regulations are also threatening many other industries.
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