Project Tundra Receives $350M In Federal Funding

(Grand Forks, ND) — An effort to reduce North Dakota’s carbon footprint is getting help from the federal government. The Energy Department gave out a three-hundred-fifty-million-dollar grant for Project Tundra this week. The Minnkota Power Cooperative’s proposed carbon capture project entered its final development stage this past summer. The goal is to permanently store up to four-million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year from the Milton R. Young coal-fired power plant. Some environmental groups are worried this technique will not help meet the state’s emission goals and will take away funding for other clean energy projects. Minnkota officials are expected to provide an update next year on what they plan to do going forward.

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