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Energy Finance and Policy Division

TENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 13, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY POLICY & FINANCE JOINT MEETING

MINUTES


Representative Kent Eken, Co-Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:07 P.M. on Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


EKEN, Kent (Co-Chair) MOE, Frank
HILTY, Bill (Co-Chair) NORNES, Bud
BRYNAERT, Kathy OLIN, David
DILL, David OZMENT, Dennis
GARDNER, Paul RUUD, Maria
HACKBARTH, Tom SAILER, Brita
HOPPE, Joe SCALZE, Bev
JOHNSON, Sheldon SLOCUM, Linda
KALIN, Jeremy THAO, Cy
KNUTH, Kate TINGELSTAD, Kathy
MARIANI, Carlos WAGENIUS, Jean
MCNAMARA, Denny WESTROM, Torrey

Members excused:



BLY, David
CORNISH, Tony
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy
MAGNUS, Doug
GUNTHER, Bob

Members absent:

BEARD, Michael

A quorum was present.

The following people gave a presentation on biofuels and terrestrial carbon sequestration and answered questions from the committee:

David Tillman, Regents Professor of Ecology, U of MN College of Biological Sciences
Ed Nater, Professor, U of MN Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
Cheryl Miller, Project Coordinator, MN Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration Initiative

Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union, answered questions from the committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:54 P.M.

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Bill Hilty, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant