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Gov. Dayton: Minnesota should eliminate coal use
AP ^ | 7-18-14 | AP

Posted on 07/21/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Edited on 07/21/2014 5:16:12 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton challenged energy policy and business leaders Thursday to find a way for Minnesota to eliminate coal from the state's energy production.

Dayton, who has spoken of his aim to eliminate coal before, said it's time to start talking details so that Minnesota can lead the nation.


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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: coal; dayton; democrats; electricity; energy; googleyes; mn; skyrocket; waroncoal
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” — Candidate Barack Obama, San Francisco Chronicle interview, January 17, 2008

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” — Candidate Barack Obama, Same interview as above

“We’re going to have to cap the emission of greenhouse gasses. That means that power plants are going to have to adjust how they generate power … but a lot of us who can afford it are going to have to pay more per unit of electricity, and that means we’re going to have to change our light bulbs, we’re going to have to shut the lights off in our houses.” — Candidate Barack Obama, Iowa PBS interview, November 9, 2007

So much for President Obama’s claims to be for an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach...

1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:11:11 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Right….not like Minnesota gets cold or anything likethat…...


2 posted on 07/21/2014 5:11:55 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: TurboZamboni

These people are sick.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 5:13:00 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: TurboZamboni
--"Tell us what a timeline would look like, what has to happen for that timeline to be met and what kind of incentives or inducements do we need to provide to make that happen,"--

--freeze in the dark, you stupid jerk---

4 posted on 07/21/2014 5:16:22 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: TurboZamboni

Hmmm. Let’s see how Minnesotans would like it if this were to occur with the caveat that Minnesota would not derive any benefits from products or services produced from coal or it’s by-products. I’m sure most Minnesotans aren’t in favor of the asshat gov daytons idea. At least the ones outside the major metro areas.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 5:16:38 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: TurboZamboni

Go for it Mark. I don’t live in Minnesota so if you build a bunch of over-priced solar and wind and other BS “clean” energy plants and force MN to use them, it means coal will be cheaper for me. You live with the consequences of what you vote for.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 5:17:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TurboZamboni

here is what it’s all about: “Degrowth is an essential economic strategy to pursue in overdeveloped countries like the United States–for the well-being of the planet, of underdeveloped populations, and, yes, even of the sick, stressed, and overweight “consumer” populations of overdeveloped countries. It is also considered a movement that offers a path toward moving back to living within the limits-to-growth dilemma”.
http://clubfordegrowth.org/


7 posted on 07/21/2014 5:18:34 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" spewing lies)
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To: TurboZamboni

Somewhere in Dayton’s portfolio, I will bet you will find some Green Energy Investments. It is always “follow the money”.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 5:19:43 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Jim Noble

“these people are sick”— LOL

Guv Dayton - is certified CRAZY-
Will not reveal the Psychiatrist’s that are treating him-

Takes multiple Drugs to control-—— put in the disorder.

And he is a poor little RICH boy- most of investments
ARE IN SOUTH DAKOTA!!!- no fooling -because Minneeesota’s
Estate taxes are TOO high!

Hey I know, lets NOT vote for Dayton— and elect franken!

sarc


9 posted on 07/21/2014 5:20:12 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: TurboZamboni

‘swhy we took our Yankee money and went south...


10 posted on 07/21/2014 5:20:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Minnesota DemonicRat Grand Poobah Dayton should lead by example and voluntarily stop personally releasing carbon dioxide and other noxious global-warming gases into the atmosphere.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 5:22:37 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: TurboZamboni

I believe they should eliminate coal use also. Let them freeze to death. We are now entering into the age of stupidity. The only chance of survival is to let those advocating for and pushing it to kill themselves off as soon as possible. Then the survivors will be able to rebuild.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 5:23:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Whether its blasting Stewart Mills for being wealthy or blaming the Koch Brothers for exercising their rights to political speech, the Democrats have zero credibility.

Here’s one difference, however. The Koch Brothers and Stewart Mills earned their wealth. The other guy is a trust fund baby who has never created a job in his life. And the same goes for his ex-wife, who is the queen of buying elections here in Minnesota.

Hey, Dayton. Your campaign called. They need money for another email. Time to sell another piece of art.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 5:24:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: sport

Leftists are regressives, trying to take the world into a new Dark Age


14 posted on 07/21/2014 5:32:27 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

If we built nuke plants as often as stadiums, we’d be fine.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 5:35:01 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni
In recent Minnesota history they've not only elected Mark Dayton, but also ...WTF is in your water up there?
16 posted on 07/21/2014 5:35:21 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Loony poop from loons.


17 posted on 07/21/2014 5:36:09 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

The guy probably couldn’t change his own tire, but he knows all there is to know about producing energy.


18 posted on 07/21/2014 5:37:38 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: TurboZamboni

They would have to let most of us starve to death to get to their “perfect” hell-on-earth utopia


19 posted on 07/21/2014 5:38:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: TurboZamboni


20 posted on 07/21/2014 5:52:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: GeronL; MinuteGal

Dems, the perfect Luddites.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 5:53:12 AM PDT by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
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To: Jim Noble

Willing to bet the WH gave him financial incentives to promote the idea too.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 5:53:38 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: GeronL

Yes, they are. They have allowed their hatred for us blind them. Their hatred for us blinds them to the fact, that since for the most part, they are parasites and we are the host[s], that we can survive without us when the opposite is true. make no mistake, they spend their every wake moment wishing we were dead and thinking up ways to kill us.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 5:53:50 AM PDT by sport
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To: TurboZamboni
Dayton, who has spoken of his aim to eliminate coal before, said it's time to start talking details so that Minnesota can lead the nation.

When is the last time he actually saw his own utility bill or wrote a check to pay for it?


24 posted on 07/21/2014 5:54:34 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: rktman

We’ve got a couple of really good candidates in the work. Minnesota has voted in Republican governors before, we can do it again.... (I really hope).

I met Jeff Johnson. He’s really savvy, and a good conservative. He’s also looks young, which I think will appeal to younger voters, and he’s been in the lion’s den of Northern Minneapolis reaching out to a lot of people. So, he’s brave and fearless.

It could happen.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 5:57:33 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: sport; flaglady47

You can see the same thing happening in other countries where the parasites take control of government and proceed to try and stamp anything productive. You can see it in Venezuela and Argentina and it has already been done in Cuba and North Korea and even Zimbabwe.

It must be pathological or something. They see some people producing things people need and want and they desire to stop it just like Zimbabwe sees white farmers growing crops and has to stamp it out.

Unfortunately they all too often succeed.


26 posted on 07/21/2014 6:13:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: oh8eleven

“what’s up with the water”

Very liberal state- Very liberal churches
ELCA-Homo marriage- lesbian/homo pastors-

Archbishop Harry Flynn of Minneapolis-St. Paul and Cardinal Roger Mahoney of Los Angeles had informed movement members that they would be welcomed at Masses. George, meanwhile, sent a directive to priests in the archdiocese ordering them to stop sash wearers from receiving Communion.

Yep the last bishop - was at the Mass at the Cathedral-
Watching these people KISS each other in front of
the ALTAR!!-

Now wonder why we vote for Looosers- satan could win an
election here!


27 posted on 07/21/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: TurboZamboni

Then what should I use in my laser printer? Pixie dust?


28 posted on 07/21/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: TurboZamboni

How many research grants are available for a study of how to use the energy in coal in a non-polluting manner? (crickets)


29 posted on 07/21/2014 6:19:26 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Captain7seas

Degrowth sounds like UN Agenda 21, which would reduce the Earth’s human population by about 85%. I suggest that its supporters set the example- you go first!


30 posted on 07/21/2014 6:22:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: sport

Maybe the utilities need to “try” one coal-free day per week.

On those days — “Dayton-days” (?) — no electricity would be generated from burning coal.

The result — an electricity shortage in Minnesota — would be brouoght into balance by allowing higher per-unit prices to allocate whatever elecricity IS generated from other fuels to those folks who can afford to pay the most.

The folks who can’t pay can bask in their “blackouts” and “brown-outs”, of course.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Captain7seas

Just because clubdegrowth wants my stuff doesn’t mean they have a right to it.

Redistribute YOUR OWN wealth!


32 posted on 07/21/2014 7:16:45 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: oh8eleven

Why do all the anti-liberal, anti-RINO folks around the country criticize Mn. for electing Ventura? He was the alternative to Skip Humphrey(uber lib), and Norm Coleman (Rino). As a result of that election, Skip left politics, and huge success in my book!
Jesse ran on lowering taxes and vehicle fees, and did both. He also sent a check from the overly stuffed state coffers back to the taxpayers.
What would you have had us do?


33 posted on 07/21/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: TurboZamboni

lead the nation.

into an abyss from whence it may never climb out of.

Left there 40 years ago, still have a lot of family there.

after coal is banned, what next, wood burning?

Dayton could live off his family fortune for years,, but no..

Like Bloomberg.
Nanny knows best.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 9:08:47 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

FL will only accept cold, conservative MN citizens who want to relocate.

Your papers will be checked at the border.

5.56mm


35 posted on 07/21/2014 9:33:09 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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