Minnesota Supreme Court weighs whether new natural gas plant in Wisconsin needs further review

Minnesota Power wants to proceed with its plans without further environmental studies.

DULUTH – The Minnesota Supreme Court will decide if state regulators must pursue a lengthy environmental review for a natural gas plant proposed in Wisconsin following arguments before the court Tuesday.

Duluth-based Minnesota Power intends to build the $700 million plant in Superior with Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative, which will split the cost and power generated. Wisconsin and Minnesota regulators have approved the plans, but in December the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled further environmental review is needed...

Ken Notes: If we look at what is happening on the national scale, we should realize that the courts are not the best place to resolve these issues. We need a bipartisan energy policy especially now that we know renewable energy is cost effective.

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