The Minot Daily News reports:
The harshest language against the president’s plan, announced Tuesday, came from Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.
“President Obama is making good on his 2008 promise to bankrupt anyone who wants to build a new coal plant, but now he wants to bankrupt everyone who ever built one. This announcement compounds the vast regulatory nightmare already confronting domestic energy development and removes any doubt the president is determined to dismantle an industry providing jobs and energy for our nation,” Cramer said in a prepared statement.
“All seven power plants generating electricity from coal in North Dakota are in peril under this measure,” he added. “I will not stand by while President Obama further destroys the American economy to appease his Hollywood environmentalist supporters, and will use every avenue available in Congress to stop these disastrous regulations from being implemented.”