Letter to the editor: Senators should follow Kalk’s lead on cap and tradeA string of letters has been circulating around the state. These letters are a coordinated effort attacking Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk for his relentless opposition to cap-and-trade legislation.
A string of letters has been circulating around the state. These letters are a coordinated effort attacking Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk for his relentless opposition to cap-and-trade legislation.
North Dakota has the cheapest retail electricity in the country, and Kalk is working hard to keep it that way by fighting bills like the cap and trade legislation. He continues to report directly to the people on the expensive and intrusive impacts of this legislation. These reports are greatly appreciated by nearly all North Dakotans. Without voices like Kalk’s, we would most certainly see another bill from D.C. that imposes another version of cap and trade disguised as a great benefit to humanity. This legislation would be riddled with harsh penalties, massive price tags and unintended consequences that would only be discovered after it is too late.
Kalk has been attacked for being a partisan. Republicans, Democrats and independents alike will pay the price for cap-and-trade legislation. In the 2008 election, Kalk was the only Republican endorsed by the AFL-CIO for his unwavering support of North Dakota workers. He is standing firm on his promise to support electricians, coal miners and those who work in support of manufacturing.
Elected officials work for the citizens, and that is exactly what Kalk is doing. I am so proud of this retired Marine who is fighting for each of our rights. Kalk has been a steward for all of us against devastating legislation like cap and trade. Our U.S. senators should follow Kalk’s lead by standing strong against cap and trade in Congress now and after the November election.