Minn. Carbon Emissions Case Sets Path For Future State Regs

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- A stringent Minnesota emissions law blocking electricity from new coal-fired power plants is facing a vigorous court challenge from resource-rich neighbor North Dakota, and experts say the outcome will provide a blueprint for other states looking to enact their own greenhouse gas regulations.

The 2007 Next Generation Energy Act takes a hard line against coal, preventing any new coal sources from adding to the state's energy mix unless there are equal carbon dioxide reductions elsewhere. North Dakota sued the state over the law in 2011 and...
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