ICYMI: EPA administrator visits Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Basin TodayThis was the front cover story in our March – April 2014 issue of Basin Today.

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) invited Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant near Beulah, ND, Feb. 28 to hold a listening session on proposed greenhouse gas regulations.

Heitkamp and McCarthy led a roundtable discussion including U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and more than 15 local utility, union and government representatives.

The most talked about line from the meeting came from McCarthy. “Number one, we have an all-of-the-above strategy. Coal is part of the energy mix today and it will be for decades in the future,” she said.

Read the full story on our website: EPA administrator visits Synfuels Plant, stresses ‘all of the above’ approach

McCarthy toured the model room at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant as part of the visit. Watch videos from the visit on this YouTube playlist: http://bit.ly/McCarthyVisit.

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