Thursday, December 27, 2012

ND vs. MN Update

A federal judge reportedly has ruled that environmental groups cannot be parties to the legal fight between North Dakota and Minnesota over coal-fired power plants. Seven environmental groups had petitioned to join the action brought by North Dakota's attorney general and several coal-related groups to invalidate a 2007 Minnesota law known as the Next Generation Energy Act that limits imports of electricity from new coal-fired power plants in other states to discourage new sources of carbon dioxide. North Dakota, with huge reserves of lignite coal, claims the law violates the U.S. Constitution's commerce clause and federal law. More

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