Moorhead, MN. Our team scouted out Concordia College in part because of U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer’s (R-ND) interest in a carbon tax. Congressman Cramer wants to use some of the revenue from a carbon tax to develop carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Absent CCS, North Dakota’s less energy-dense, more-emitting, lignite coal resource might become obsolete in a carbon-constrained future.

Straddling the Red River, I admit to being constantly confused as to whether I was in North Dakota or in Minnesota, but my capable guide, Pat Sorrells, tried to keep me straight. Pat also did a great job of rallying his fellow Concordia students to our big event at the Offutt School of Business. Together with Professor Ken Foster, Pat was able to recruit as co-hosts Young Americans for Freedom, Concordia College Republicans, North Dakota State College Republicans, Concordia Sustainability, and the Concordia Student Government Association. Special thanks to Concordia College President William Craft for welcoming the event so warmly (warmth being an important thing in both ND and MN!) and for staying to participate in the entire evening.

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