Skip to comments.Minnesota ordered to cut carbon emissions 41 percent
Posted on 06/03/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
emissions by nearly 41 percent over the next 15 years as part of a sweeping plan President Barack Obama announced Monday to reduce pollution from power plants.
Obama's plan calls for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions nationwide by 2030, when compared with 2005 levels. It sets different goals for each state, and some that rely heavily on coal won't have to make as many reductions. Minnesota is one of nine states told to reduce their 2012 levels by more than 40 percent, to help meet the nation's overall reduction goal.
Officials with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, utilities and environmental groups were still reviewing the proposed rules Monday and didn't have specifics on the impact for Minnesota. But they agreed the rules will help the environment and the economy -- and that Minnesota is well-positioned going forward.
"We're pretty confident that Minnesota is in pretty good shape," said David Thornton, assistant commissioner for air policy at the MPCA. "We've already been doing this stuff for several years now. We've got renewable energy. We've got many efforts underway to reduce the amount of energy people use."
"... We know how to do it," he said.
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Perhaps most of that power really goes to cities back east, including Chicago.
I would keep making more power and just sell it at higher rates.
After all, didn't the Dems in Chicago vote twice for their man?
I bet these leftards bring back the emissions testing stations for cars.
Pretty much anything California does Marty thinks is a great idea.
ND eyes suit against Minnesota over carbon tax
BISMARCK, N.D.North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he expects the state to file a lawsuit against Minnesota over its plan to tax carbon dioxide created by electrical generation. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission wants to add a fee of $4 to $34 per ton of carbon dioxide to the cost of electrical generation starting in 2012. The majority of electricity in North Dakota is generated by coal-fired power plants, which emit carbon dioxide.
North Dakota officials consider it an unfair tax on electricity produced in the state and say it would discourage its use by Minnesota utilities.
Cut the national power grid at the Minnesota state line.
Minnesota is restricted to only having power available that is produced within the state. Nuclear power generation produces ZERO carbon emissions.
Here's the impact, you flat-accented simps: you're screwed.
Of course, you willingly sent Mondale, Klobuchar, and Al bloody Franken to DC so enjoy reaping what you've sown.
“Trust us. “
Isn’t that Yiddish slang for “your screwed”?
Anything to get you out of your car an into a choo choo.
I think that’s why they let the potholes go.
Dayton’s bonding bill totals $850 million. Only 5 percent of that is dedicated to roads. This is all you need to know about where the governors priorities are.
There are several counties in Texas that have those now and we live in one - Travis.
I didn’t realize than Minnesota was such a big polluter. /s
Use of wood stoves will have to be limited at gunpoint by the State Environmental Police. 40 Below Zero is no excuse! /S
I’d like to see some state just look the Feds in they eye and say no. What are they going to do? Invade? Fine them $trillion/day?
I know it won’t be Mn.
depends on who is running the state after November..
30 below and not enough heat.
Gonna predict an exodus from cold old Minnesota
Always amazed why “I” stayed here-
But more Amazed at the Corporations that call Minnesota Home-
Businesses Electric Rates will go through the Roof!
My only question is: when whitey starts freezing to death in the winter in MN due to rolling blackouts, will they blame Bush?
Who made soebarkah dictator? Where in the hell is Congress?
does a bear poop in the boundary waters?
Minnesotans better get ready to bend over and grip their ankles as electric rates in that state will skyrocket and jobs will vanish. The Twin Cities will rapidly become the next Detroit.
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