U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp gives D.C. colleagues a taste of coal mine reclamation

Heidi Heitkamp

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp stands next to honey made on land reclaimed by Basin Electric.

Basin Electric’s land reclamation story is pretty sweet. At least one United States senator thinks so.

When U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) learned honey is made on Basin Electric’s former Glenharold Mine site in Mercer County, ND, she hatched an idea to gift 100 bottles of the natural treat to her colleagues in Washington, D.C.

Heitkamp sees the honey as the perfect way to bring the cooperative’s exceptional land reclamation practices into the spotlight.

After extracting coal from specific sites, Basin Electric returns the land to its original state or better. It’s a story worth sharing, which is why the following note explaining the cooperative’s award-winning reclamation efforts is attached to every honey container that will be given out:

The Glenharold Mine site, located in Mercer County, North Dakota, features award-winning reclamation efforts. Reclamation is the process of restoring the land to its original state or better. This honey is produced by Edwards Bees from the sweet clover growing there.
Please enjoy a sweet taste of North Dakota.

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp

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