U.S. Chamber of Commerce link

Search by Project

Search State-by-State

Learn More & Take Action

User Submitted Projects

» Add Your Project

American Lignite Energy LLC, Coal-to-Liquids project, ND

STATUS: In progress

TYPE: Coal

OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Dakota Resource Council

PROSPECTS: Indeterminate

BACKGROUND: American Lignite Energy LLC was formed in late 2006 to develop a coal-to-liquids project at an undefined site in western North Dakota at a projected cost of approximately $4 billion.  The proposal reportedly would create up to 3000 construction and 700 permanent jobs.  Plans for the project were put on hold in January 2009 due to regulatory uncertainty.  In January 2010 the developers announced they would evaluate next steps after the election of a new Congress. 

Sierra Club appears to oppose the project in keeping with its national strategy of opposing all coal projects for any reason or no reason.

SOURCES: http://www.bismarktribune.com/articles/2007/10/14/news/state/140931.txt 

LAST UPDATED:  November 30, 2010