05/28/2008 - As an energy and emission reduction bill waits to be voted on by Congress, 200 people discussed how it threatens to drastically alter the way of life in North Dakota.
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D. was among the attendees of the roundtable discussion hosted by Gov. John Hoeven and the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce at the Seven Seas Hotel in Mandan Wednesday.
Carmen Miller, the North Dakota representative of the Dakota Pew Environment Group, echoed sentiments that climate security legislation is an immediate priority.
She cited studies of the escalating costs in all sectors of the economy associated with addressing the issue later rather than sooner.
"The most expensive climate policy in the U.S. would be not having a policy at all," she said.
Read the full article Roundtable Looks at Energy Bill on the Bismarck Tribune's Web site.
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