Minnesota doctors on Wednesday connected the dots between proposed changes in Minnesota energy laws and the health of the public, particularly children suffering from asthma.
The Twin Cities Medical Society delivered a letter (see below) to every member of the Minnesota House and Senate that says emissions of power plants “are adversely affecting our environment and impacting the health of Minnesota’s communities,” and urged lawmakers to maintain the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act that Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law.
That act faces revisions from a bill authored by Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) that the doctors say would make drastic changes by rolling back decades of energy policy.
Letter, press conference video
Above:video highlights from news conference
Below: letter from doctors and video of complete news conference