ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Finds Identity as a Top Democratic Critic of Obama’s Energy Policy
by Henry C. Jackson (Associated Press/The Republic) … Heitkamp came directly to the Senate from the energy industry, where she worked for 12 years, including as a director of Dakota Gasification Company, a coal and natural gas company. Before that, as a state attorney general, she fought increased regulation of the state’s coal industry. She’s been “molded by my experience,” she said.
Like the rest of the delegation, Heitkamp has vocally opposed proposed changes to a renewable energy policy that would reduce the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline. READ MORE