How has Senator Heidi Heitkamp managed to be the only Democrat elected on North Dakota’s statewide ballot since 2008? She invests a lot of time and energy posturing herself as a moderate who frequently dissents against the liberal orthodoxy of her fellow Democrats. A the policy area where she most often does this is energy, which isn’t surprising given how important oil, gas, and coal development are to North Dakota’s economy.

But Heitkamp cast a vote earlier this year that was very, very bad for the oil and gas industry. Congress was working on repealing an Obama-era BLM rule related to flaring that was duplicative of North Dakota’s already tough emissions rules.

Click to read the rest on Say Anything.

WDAY logo
listen live
watch live
Newsletter signup for email alerts