“The chairman of the state House energy committee has asked Gov. Mark Dayton to oppose the federal Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing emissions linked to climate change,” writes MPR News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar.
State Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, who oversees the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee, argued in a letter that Dayton should join states like North Dakota and Wisconsin in opposing the plan, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued last month.
The Clean Power Plan calls for an overall 32 percent reduction in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030, but gives states flexibility in how they meet their targets.
Today’s Question: Should Gov. Dayton oppose the federal Clean Power Plan?