Sen. Cramer, ND Energy Producers Voice Support for Trump Administration's 45Q Proposed Rule

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) voiced support for the Trump Administration’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help businesses utilize carbon capture tax credits at a Senate Budget hearing with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director nominee Russ Vought today. Senator Cramer addressed the issue with Vought during a call about his nomination last month.

“The current proposal is not perfect, but it’s a big step in the right direction. When we spoke a couple weeks ago, we...

Sen. Cramer: Treasury Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Carbon Capture Tax Credits

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Banking and Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committees, issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of the Treasury issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking on carbon capture tax credits for businesses today:

“The Treasury Department delivered important, long-awaited regulations today. Carbon capture tax credits are meant to incentivize investment in carbon sequestration technology, but North Dakota’s coal,...

Sen. Cramer: BOR Seeks Public Comment on Draft EIS for the ENDAWS Project

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Water, issued the following statement on the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) seeking public comment on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project:

“It is encouraging to see the Bureau of Reclamation move this project forward on time. I urge North Dakotans to review today’s announcement and offer their comment on the...

Sen. Cramer: Energy Dept. to Purchase Up to 1 Million Barrels of Sweet Crude Oil for Strategic Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on the Department of Energy releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase up to one million barrels of sweet crude oil for delivery to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR):

“I appreciate this effort by Secretary Brouillette, especially the focus on small to mid-sized producers of sweet crude. While this is a positive step for struggling oil producers, we still have much work to do.”

According to the Department...

Sen. Cramer: Saudi Arabia to Reduce its Oil Production in June

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement today on Saudi Arabia announcing it will reduce its oil production in June:

“It is nice seeing Saudi Arabia heed our call for additional action by reducing its oil production in June on top of the cuts in the OPEC+ deal. As American producers began cutting production in March and April, Saudi Arabia ramped up, greatly harming the industry before the OPEC+ deal went into effect in May. I will continue monitoring the...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues to Trump: Don’t Let Big Banks Discriminate Against Energy Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressmen Don Young (R-Alaska) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) led a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the administration to take action against large American financial institutions that discriminate against American energy companies and their workers—who are being hit very hard during the coronavirus pandemic.

  

 “As every sector of our economy struggles to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Great River Energy Retiring Coal Creek Station in 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on Great River Energy (GRE) retiring Coal Creek Station in 2022:

“While Great River Energy decided to retire Coal Creek Station, GRE is leaving the door open for the plant to be sold and to continue operating. I, and all of North Dakota’s leaders, need to take a comprehensive approach, working with interested stakeholders and every level of government to play our part to demonstrate Coal Creek’s value. This station has...

Sen. Cramer Notice: EPA Awards Over $11 Million to North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife Subcommittee on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $11,011,000 to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ).

These funds are authorized under the Safe Drinking Water Act and provides funding for NDDEQ’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to provide low interest financing to recipients for...