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North Dakota House kills study that pitted coal against wind


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota House has killed a long-term energy study for the state.

Representatives voted 77-13 against the measure Monday. It was rejected after an amendment failed that would have required regulators to evaluate the need for energy projects.

The bill originated in the Senate and was heavily amended by both chambers.

Underlying the legislation was the idea that North Dakota's wind-energy industry may be threatening the state's coal-fired power plants. Backers say the state's wind industry enjoys favorable tax incentives and less onerous regulations than coal f...

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