In the Minot Daily News, over the weekend was a remarkable letter from a leader in the North Dakota Democratic-NPL which derided our state’s coal industry.

Brad Magnuson, chairman of his party’s Renewable Energy Caucus, says “Long term, coal is not a viable source of energy.”

“Short term, until renewables become exclusive in North Dakota, coal is merely a backup source of energy, and not a primary source,” he continues.

That’s a shocking statement, as obtuse as it is ill-informed.

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