N.D. sues Minnesota over coal power restrictions
Published 11/02/2011, Forum Communications Co.
“Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act has direct and serious consequences for North Dakota,” North Dakota Attorney General Stenehjem said Wednesday when he announced the federal lawsuit. Stenehjem long has threatened the suit, but held off to see if the Minnesota Legislature would overturn some of the state’s carbon dioxide emission restrictions adopted in 2007. Lawmakers passed a bill earlier, but Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed it.Word count: 473