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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 15, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES, AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE

Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius

MINUTES

Representative Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 9:13 a.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Wagenius, Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Bly
Clark
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Torkelson

Members excused:

Benson, J.
Dill
Erickson, R.
Falk
Hamilton
Poppe
Ward, JoAnn

Other members present:

Liebling
Mullery

A quorum was present

Testifying before the Committee on Air Pollution and Health Impacts:

Paul Kubic, M.D. - Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists

Russell, Luepker, M.D., M.S. - University of Minnesota (What does Air Pollution have to do with Heart Disease?)

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the committee meeting minutes for Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED

David Bael, Economic Analyst - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Air Pollution and Public Health in Minnesota)

David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Total Public Health Burden of Air Pollution in Minnesota)

Tony Kwilas, Environmental Policy Director - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Jim Erkel, Land Use and Transportation Director - Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (Clean Air Minnesota)

Mike Harley, Executive Director - Environmental Initiative (Project Green Fleet - A Voluntary Emissions Reductions Case Study)

Laura Babcock, Director - Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (Area Source VOC Reduction)

Public testimony:
Alan Muller, Red Wing, MN

The meeting was adjourned at 11:21.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
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