November 10, 2011

Coal Conversion Counties share hopes and concerns

EPA control, a vote to eliminate property taxes and the growth of the oil industry were all major topics for discussion during the annual Coal Conversion Counties meeting Oct. 26 at Washburn’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.
Members gathered from nearly all school, city and county governments in Coal Country to share in discussion and hear from two experts: Sandi Tabor, vice president of government affairs for the Lignite Energy Council, and David Glatt of the North Dakota Department of Health environmental health sector. The two discussed initiatives by the Environmental Protection Agency meant to help the environment, which could be very harmful to the coal industry.

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