North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says the US Environmental Protection Agency is not listening to people in states most impacted by potential regulations on the coal industry.
Cramer sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this weekend, asking for an explanation of why the EPA failed to hold any public comment meetings in any of the ten states most reliant on coal-generated electricity.
Cramer also wanted to know why the EPA did not record or transcribe the listening sessions that were held.
The sessions were held in cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston.
Cramer says it's critical for people in places like North Dakota to have a say in the proposed regulations that industry officials say will harm their ability to produce electricity.