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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Clean Power Plan listening sessions continue in Twin Cities, Rochester

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is holding public listening sessions in the Twin Cities and Rochester during March to discuss what the state needs to do in order to develop a plan for complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.  

The Clean Power Plan is an EPA rule designed to reduce carbon pollution from power plants nationwide. Several listening sessions on how to implement the plan took place in February, but just before the first session, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a surprise stay of the plan.  Governor Dayton, however, said the listening sessions will provide valuable public input and should continue, so that state regulators can be ready when legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan are resolved.  The sessions so far have been well attended.
Each of the meetings will begin with an open house from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, followed by a presentation and listening session from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  The March meetings are scheduled for: 
  • March 9: Centerstone Plaza Hotel, 401 6th St SW, Rochester
For more information:  For information about the Clean Power Plan, visit the MPCA's Clean Power Plan webpage.

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