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Minnesota ordered to cut carbon emissions 41 percent
Pioneer Press ^ | 6-2-14 | Amy Forliti

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: c02; coal; democrats; emissions; energy; epa; manbearpig; mn; tyrants

1 posted on 06/03/2014 5:25:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni
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.

Trust us.
2 posted on 06/03/2014 5:30:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Isn't MN one of those states with power plants lining the Mississippi River?

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?

3 posted on 06/03/2014 5:32:59 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: cripplecreek

I bet these leftards bring back the emissions testing stations for cars.

Pretty much anything California does Marty thinks is a great idea.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 5:33:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: texas booster

ND eyes suit against Minnesota over carbon tax

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/29/carbon-lawsuit/

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.

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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.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 5:35:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
I bet these leftards bring back the emissions testing stations for cars.

That so sucked. I hated those things.
6 posted on 06/03/2014 5:35:43 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: TurboZamboni
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.

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.

7 posted on 06/03/2014 5:36:57 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: cripplecreek

“Trust us. “

Isn’t that Yiddish slang for “your screwed”?


8 posted on 06/03/2014 5:36:57 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: Thorliveshere

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 governor’s priorities are.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 5:37:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
I bet these leftards bring back the emissions testing stations for cars.

There are several counties in Texas that have those now and we live in one - Travis.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 5:39:20 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I didn’t realize than Minnesota was such a big polluter. /s


11 posted on 06/03/2014 5:42:20 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: TurboZamboni

Use of wood stoves will have to be limited at gunpoint by the State Environmental Police. 40 Below Zero is no excuse! /S


12 posted on 06/03/2014 5:45:18 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 5:46:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

depends on who is running the state after November..


14 posted on 06/03/2014 5:49:33 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: TurboZamboni

30 below and not enough heat.

Gonna predict an exodus from cold old Minnesota


15 posted on 06/03/2014 5:52:14 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PATRIOT1876

Always amazed why “I” stayed here-

Family?
Job?
Lazy?

But more Amazed at the Corporations that call Minnesota Home-
Businesses Electric Rates will go through the Roof!


16 posted on 06/03/2014 6:08:54 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: relictele

My only question is: when whitey starts freezing to death in the winter in MN due to rolling blackouts, will they blame Bush?


17 posted on 06/03/2014 6:45:13 AM PDT by gr8eman (A good rant should have the word "crap" in it at least 4 times!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Who made soebarkah dictator? Where in the hell is Congress?


18 posted on 06/03/2014 7:06:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: gr8eman

does a bear poop in the boundary waters?


19 posted on 06/03/2014 7:41:06 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


20 posted on 06/03/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

Everywhere without their own grid (like Texas)will rapidly become the next Detroit.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 9:09:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
Yup. I'm praying Siefert can give him a run for his money in the next campaign. Just need to fire out some hard-hitting adds. No more playing around, we need to hit these libtards and we need to hit them HARD!
22 posted on 06/03/2014 9:49:29 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: TurboZamboni

Future Minnesota headlines:\

Thousands die from cold weather, as no power to heat their homes.


23 posted on 06/03/2014 9:51:45 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PATRIOT1876

We have less than 500 days before Florida is under water, so I guess I can’t go there.


24 posted on 06/03/2014 9:54:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: mj1234

Why would energy companies care? they get subsidies for the mandates and then pass the bill to customers and say “not my fault”.

They’re the tax collector for bigger government and usually in bed with The State.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 9:56:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: onedoug
They abrogated their job to the courts.
26 posted on 06/03/2014 10:07:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: PATRIOT1876

When you include the Met Council, MN has the nation’s LARGEST legislature .

the Dems will figure out a way to make people stay.

(like 26 new rules you have to meet to be considered OFFICIALLY an ex-resident of MN)


27 posted on 06/04/2014 4:01:32 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Thorliveshere

Marty “Maverick”—He voted for Minnesota ‘cap & trade’ and raising cig taxes.
Then his stunt at the convention.... I don’t trust him.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

So what would Obama do if every coal fired power plant in America shut down tomorrow?


29 posted on 06/06/2014 7:07:42 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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Really? Didn’t know that. Thanks.

Well, I guess I ought to just accept this state is f***ed and move on.


30 posted on 06/06/2014 7:28:42 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: csmusaret

Franken farts to warm our hovels.


31 posted on 06/06/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Could you enlighten me... what happened at the convention? I had no time to pay attention to that.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 7:33:06 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: TurboZamboni
(like 26 new rules you have to meet to be considered OFFICIALLY an ex-resident of MN)

As an ex-resident of MN, I would be interested in hearing of those rules. Please ??

33 posted on 06/06/2014 7:36:51 AM PDT by coder2
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To: TurboZamboni

Moochelle would say “Let them eat buffalo chips”.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: csmusaret

Barry would give us a TB blanket to stay warm.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 11:02:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
I thought all those awful wind turbines and that stupid ethanol plant were going to solve this problem?
36 posted on 06/06/2014 11:16:47 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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