PHOTO BY KENT BRICK Representatives of electric co-ops and other organizations supporting Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at the announcement included (left to right): Mac McLennan, Minnkota Power Cooperative; Jason Bohrer, Lignite Energy Council; Dennis Hill, NDAREC; Perrie Schafer, Environmental Services; and Chris VendeVenter, Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
Sen. Heitkamp announces legislation for coal’s future
U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) has announced major new legislation she is advancing that supports a viable regulatory path for coal’s use in producing electric power. Coal provides the United States with almost 40 percent of its electricity, and provides North Dakotans with 80 percent of their electricity.
Flanked by coal-based energy industry leaders from across the state, Heitkamp unveiled the Advanced Clean Coal Technology Investment in Our Nation Act, last month in Bismarck. The bill intends to make it affordable for coal plants to lower their carbon dioxide emissions through the use of advanced clean coal technologies. Full Story
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives