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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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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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