ND PSC to participate in coal regulation lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota's Public Service Commission has received permission to participate in a federal lawsuit challenging its authority to regulate coal mining.
Two environmental groups have sued U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, asking his agency to take control from state regulators because two of the commission's three members, Brian Kalk and Kevin Cramer, accepted coal industry contributions for their PSC campaigns.
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