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President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, joined by with Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer, discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders during an event Friday at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visits with Mac McLennan, of Minnkota Power Cooperative, left, and Paul Sukut, of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, during an event Friday at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, foreground, joined by, from left, Republican U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, addresses the media following a discussion with coal industry leaders during an event Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. The group is standing in front of a 1/32 scale model of the plant. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Sen. Heitkamp, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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Carroll Dewing of The Coteau Properties Company makes a comment to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a coal-related discussion with industry leaders at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders during an event Friday at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders during an event Friday at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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This Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 photo shows the Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discussed proposed regulations with coal industry leaders during an event at the plant. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)