State leaders back coal, oppose Obama's speech
If there really is a war on coal, as some suggest, then North Dakota's governor and senior senator are on the front lines.
Continuing his opposition to President Barack Obama's speech outlining his administration's climate change strategy, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., released a joint statement with Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday criticizing the initiatives set forth by Obama, especially those directed at the coal industry.
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