Northern States Tussle Over Coal Power Importation

Law360, New York (November 2, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT) -- North Dakota and several coal and electric companies sued Minnesota on Wednesday over a state emissions law they claim unconstitutionally restricts the importation of coal-generated electricity from one of the country's largest coal-energy supplier states.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson and other officials in charge of implementing that state's Next Generation Energy Act are named in the suit, which claims the law violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution by placing onerous burdens on North Dakota's energy production industry while providing exemptions for Minnesota projects...
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