Bills Take Aim At Minn. Ban On New Nuclear Plants

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 2:37 PM EST) -- Republican lawmakers in Minnesota, fresh off their takeover of the state legislature, have introduced bills that would end the state's moratorium on the future construction of nuclear power facilities.

A bill sponsored by state Rep. Joyce Peppin and 24 of her colleagues was introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and a companion bill sponsored by state Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and three of her colleagues was introduced the same day in the Minnesota Senate.

Although Minnesota has two existing nuclear power plants, a...
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