State Rep. Knuth Defends Next Generation Energy Act

Minnesota State Rep. Kate Knuth (DFL – New Brighton) today released the following statement opposing HF 72, a bill that would repeal a key element of the Next Generation Energy Act passed in 2007 and signed into law by former Governor Tim Pawlenty. HF 72, which was presented and discussed in the House Energy committee today, would repeal bipartisan provisions that limited new electricity from coal until the state adopts a comprehensive plan to offset emissions that contribute to climate change.