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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Visits Oil-Rich North Dakota

By James Gerken

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency faced tough crowds Friday during stops in North Dakota, where coal and ethanol continue to be a big part of the oil-rich state’s energy mix.

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy met with the state’s congressional delegation and industry officials to address recent EPA proposals and regulations for coal-fired power plants, biofuels and corn-based ethanol. “The EPA needs to work with us, not against us,” Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven told McCarthy at a meeting in Bismarck with renewable fuels officials and farm groups. “The best way for that to happen is …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green