(BISMARCK, ND) Lignite Energy Council President and CEO Jason Bohrer offered the following statement after the Supreme Court decision in the West Virginia v EPA case was released:
“The Lignite Energy Council opposed the Clean Power Plan and joined the lawsuit because it was designed to be overly burdensome to states like North Dakota and its power plants. It would have resulted in higher costs, a decrease in grid stability, and the loss of thousands of jobs with no environmental benefit. The Lignite Council applauds the decision by the Supreme Court that puts the power into the hands of elected officials instead of bureaucrats in Washington. We are proud to have filed an amicus brief in favor of the lawsuit and grateful for the leadership of North American Coal and the ND Attorney General’s Office who led this legal effort.
Meanwhile, while D.C. lawyers battle in courtrooms or environmental industry groups release apocalyptic press statements, we will instead continue to lead by example on environmental issues–building the largest carbon capture retrofit projects in the world while being a strident advocate for next generation technologies that continue to make North Dakota the cleanest air state in the nation.”