Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Clean power plan meetings set for Greater Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will hold a series of public meetings in greater Minnesota during the month of February to discuss what the state needs to do in order to develop a plan for complying with the Clean Power Plan. 
The Clean Power Plan is a federal rule finalized last fall designed to reduce carbon pollution from power plants nationwide. The US Environmental Protection Agency requires the states to develop plans for complying with the rule by fall of 2018.  The MPCA is leading the development of Minnesota’s plan, and encourages interested Minnesotans to learn more and tell us what’s important in crafting the plan.
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.  Additional meetings will be scheduled later for the Twin Cities area.  The February meetings are scheduled for:
February 2, Marshall at Southwest Minnesota State University; 1501 State Street; Conference Center, Upper Ballroom
February 9, St. Cloud at St. Cloud State University; 720 4th Avenue South; Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs Room
February 16, Bemidji at Bemidji State University; 1500 Birchmont Drive Northeast; American Indian Resource Center
February 23, Duluth at University of Minnesota-Duluth; 1049 University Drive; Swenson Civil Engineering Building, Rooms 265/231
For more information:  For information about the Clean Power Plan, visit the MPCA’s Clean Power Plan webpage at www.pca.state.mn.us