Iowa lawmakers take Basin Electric plant tour

2013 Iowa lawmakers tour    

A group of legislators from Iowa spent March 15-16 touring energy country in North Dakota.

They got a first-hand look at the impacts that oil development has had in northwestern North Dakota.

They also spent a day touring Basin Electric’s facilities and learning about wholesale power supply and rates for their rural electric constituents. Watch the video to hear their thoughts.

Pictured from left are: Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R – District 67), Speaker of the House; Rep. Chip Baltimore (R – District 47); Cathleen Paulsen, assistant to the Speaker of the House; Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R – District 99); Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R – District 3); Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R – District 12), House Majority Leader; Rep. Steven Olson (R – District 97); and Rep. Thomas Sands (R – District 87).

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