27 Jul '17, 8pm

BREAKING: Minnesota Updates Cost of Air Pollution from Power Plants

BREAKING: Minnesota Updates Cost of Air Pollution from Power Plants

Updates Reflect Health Care Costs Caused by Pollution, Level the Playing Field for Homegrown Energy SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA – Today, in a victory for public health, clean air, and homegrown clean energy, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) updated calculations to reflect the true cost that air pollution imposes on Minnesotans. These new figures will be taken into account when considering plans for new power plants and will help level the playing field for Minnesota’s clean energy industry. Clean energy organizations Fresh Energy, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, and the Sierra Club, petitioned the PUC in 2013 to update these twenty year old costs, using the best available science. “The PUC’s decision upholds Minnesota’s twenty-year, bipartisan consensus that we should consider the costs to human health created by air pollution and climate change t...

Full article: https://fresh-energy.org/minnesota-updates-cost-of-air-po...

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