The Bismarck Tribune – President Donald Trump says he wants to save coal, but his budget proposal includes steep cuts for research that could advance the industry.
North Dakota’s Congressional delegation is pushing for funding to research clean coal technology.
“We cannot leave coal behind as a resource for generation of electricity, but we’ve got to do it in a way that guarantees its future,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
Heitkamp recently led a group of 16 Democratic senators who wrote a letter to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee urging strong U.S. Department of Energy investments in carbon capture, utilization and storage technology.
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