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Published March 26, 2010, 08:38 PM

Local Scientist, Pastor Meet With Senators About Clean Energy Legislation

Two North Dakota clean energy supporters have gone all the way to Capitol Hill to share their views with Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad.

By: Renee Chmiel, WDAZ

Two North Dakota clean energy supporters have gone all the way to Capitol Hill to share their views with Senators Byron Dorgan and Kent Conrad. A local scientist and pastor met with the senators in Washington this week. They are pushing for comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation, which they say can bring 11,000 jobs to North Dakota. They wanted to remind the Senators that clean energy is just as important as other national issues. They say clean energy is good for the economy and for national security.

Pastor Tom Potter says the U.S. is falling behind in the clean energy race, and we need a kick start to catch up.

"The senators and I are not very happy with the idea of assembling other people's technology. That's generally what third world nations do, so we need the comprehensive clean energy bill to set the rules," said Potter.

Potter says both Conrad and Dorgan were sensitive to the case and aware of the issues that still need to be resolved.

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