April 6, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Great Plains Examiner "Mining the ‘inexhaustible’ source of lignite coal"

Steve Hoffbeck:
"Keeping a home toasty warm brings hefty mid-winter heating bills to the residents of Bismarck-Mandan. But there was a time in our state’s history when people thought there would be enough lignite coal underfoot to provide cheap fuel for hundreds of years.

For pioneers, the heating salvation first came from the forests of trees along the waterways. Enterprising people in Bismarck cut and sold firewood for use in steamboats and for heating homes in the earliest days of the settlement...."  (Read more?  Click title)

"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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