As Coal Sessions Start, Cramer Calls for Talk in North Dakota

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.
National Journal
Alex Brown
Oct. 23, 2013, 5:35 a.m.

Rep. Kev­in Cramer, R-N.D., is adding his voice to a grow­ing list of law­makers who think the En­vir­on­ment­al Pro­tec­tion Agency should vis­it coal-coun­try states for its pub­lic listen­ing ses­sions on new emis­sions stand­ards for power plants.

The agency is kick­ing off its 11-state listen­ing tour in New York and At­lanta on Wed­nes­day, but many GOP law­makers think it is steer­ing clear of the states most af­fected by the pro­posed reg­u­la­tions. Said Cramer in a re­lease: “Ex­clud­ing North Dakota and every oth­er top 10 coal state pre­vents our cit­izens from speak­ing out on new reg­u­la­tions which could des­troy their eco­nom­ic wel­fare. Few­er places on earth have great­er in­terest or ex­pert­ise in the coal in­dustry than our com­munit­ies.”

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