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Beyond Coal Minnesota

Minnesota stands at an energy crossroads where we can invest in clean, renewable energy; energy efficiency and conservation; or, we can choose yesterday's dirty energy -- coal. Minnesotans want to move beyond coal to clean energy, and here's how we do that:

  • Move Beyond Dirty Coal Plants
  • Create a 10% by 2030 Solar Energy Standard
  • Stand up for Clean Air and Climate

We invite you to join us! CARE meets at 6:30 pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) at the Sierra Club North Star Chapter office. For more information or to get involved in the campaign, please contact Joshua Low or Jessica Tritsch.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2014

Contact:

Alison Flowers, 303-246-6297, alison.flowers@sierraclub.org

Michelle Rosier, 651-214-9915, michelle.rosier@sierraclub.org

Minnesota Power Put On Notice for More than 12,500 Clean Air Act Violations

DULUTH, Minn. — Today the Sierra Club is putting Minnesota Power on notice that the utility is accountable for 12,774 violations of the federal Clean Air Act at its Clay Boswell, Taconite Harbor, and Syl Laskin coal plants over the last five years, threatening public health. Although the Sierra Club first filed its notice of intent to sue Minnesota Power last year, the three plants continue to neglect clean air safeguards.

The Sierra Club found that, according to data collected by Minnesota Power itself, the three plants have violated their limits on “opacity” more than 10,000 times. Opacity is a measurement of the degree to which light passes through a smoke plume; it is used as an indicator of particulate matter...

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