Port: Why would North Dakota taxpayers help subsidize a Minnesota law we’re also challenging in court?


MINOT, N.D. — When Minnesota’s lawmakers passed a new ban on energy from carbon-producing sources, like coal, the North Dakota Industrial Commission — made up of Gov. Doug Burgum, Attorney General Drew Wrigley, and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring — made it clear that the state would file suit over it.

After all, North Dakota, rich in coal resources, has sued Minnesota before over similar a similar law and won. The constitution gives Congress, and not state governments, the authority to regulate interstate commerce.

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