Congressman Kelly Armstrong’s Statement on Coal Creek Station

May 7, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R, N.D.) released the following statement today on the announcement that Great River Energy plans to retire the Coal Creek Station in 2022:

“While the decision today by GRE was disappointing, this isn’t the end of the conversation about the future of the Coal Creek Station. We all understand the seriousness that this planned closure not only affects the hundreds of families that work at the plant and mine, but the towns and the communities which are the heart of coal country. I am committed to working with our local, state, and federal officials, as well as with GRE to find a solution that will keep more than 800 jobs here in North Dakota and continue to provide clean, reliable power.”

Armstrong is serving his first term representing the state of North Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives. He sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.