Armstrong calls Green New Deal a bad deal for ND
North Dakota’s representatives in Washington, D.C., are united in their opposition to the Green New Deal.
Earlier this week, North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven-R and Kevin Cramer-R voted with the majority against a procedural motion to take up the nonbinding resolution. The Green New Deal calls for the U.S. to shift away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable sources such as wind and solar power. Both Hoeven and Cramer oppose the Deal.
North Dakota’s sole member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Kelly Armstrong also rejects the Green New Deal.
“The so-called Green New Deal is a raw deal for North Dakota,” said Armstrong in a statement provided Minot Daily News on Wednesday. “It’s a ridiculous proposal from beginning to end – from upgrading or replacing every building in the country to eliminating gas engines. North Dakota grows the world’s food and produces the world’s energy, providing good-paying jobs and an honorable way of life to tens of thousands of Americans. This proposal would end North Dakota’s economy as we know it. We acknowledge that the climate is changing and that the seven billion people on earth have an impact. Addressing these issues needs to be done in a reasonable way so North Dakota can continue to feed and fuel the world.”