3pm: RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Pigott joined us to talk about President Biden's energy policies, and how they will damage energy in states like North Dakota, South Dakota and beyond. Then, Steve Van Dyke, vice president of communications for the Lignite Energy Council. He discussed the coal counties that are among the top 10 for highest average wages. Joel Brown joined us to talk about about how MineralTracker has been designed to give North Dakota mineral owners options, why that was so important, and more. And finally, new Director of CSEA, Al Anderson, gave us an update on where the CSEA currently is and where it is headed next.
4pm: Oil prices are at a nearly three-year high. We broke it down with Mike Filloon. Then, Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann, as they will present an award for outstanding mine reclamation effort at the Lignite Energy Council’s autumn meeting. This is for something that really goes above and beyond the requirements or something that incorporates new innovations or technology. And Kenny Stein, Director of Policy at the Institute for Energy Research, joined us to talk about the energy implications on the potential passage of the Dem's Reconciliation Bill.