December 14, 2012: the Industrial Commission grants a fifth extension.
Backers of a proposed coal-to-liquid fuel plant in western North Dakota will ask for a fifth extension of state aid to study the project, .....
Dallas-based North American Coal Corp. spokesman David Straley told The Associated Press that developers will ask for another extension before year's end. Developers still need favorable coal legislation and a clear U.S. energy policy for the $4 billion project to move forward, he said. [Like that's going to happen.]
North American Coal and Headwaters Inc. of South Jordan, Utah, formed American Lignite Energy LLC in 2007 to oversee construction and operation of the plant. A site for the factory has not been announced.
The state Industrial Commission in 2007 committed up to $10 million in state aid from coal tax collections to determine the project's potential.Though no site has been announced, the individual who sent me the link said the plant would be west of South Heart, North Dakota.