In 2020, lignite production was 26.4 million tons. North Dakota's five lignite mines produce and sell coal to regional utilities who operate seven power plants and the nation's largest coal-based synfuels plant.

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April 27th, 2020

Annual Report

June 2nd, 2021

Bismarck and Fargo recognized for clean air by the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association recently released its “State of the Air” Annual Report for 2021, giving North Dakota “A” grades […]
May 25th, 2021

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer shares his thoughts on federal energy policy

U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer was recently interviewed by Kate Muggerud to talk about changes and potential changes in federal energy […]
May 7th, 2021

2021 North Dakota Legislative Session Wrap Up

          The 2021 North Dakota Legislative Session was the most productive pro-coal session in the history […]