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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING - Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance

September 21, 2015

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

JOB GROWTH & ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair of the Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 6:04 P.M. on Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Becker Community Center in Becker, Minnesota.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


GAROFALO, Pat
BAKER, Dave
CLARK, Karen
FABIAN, Dan
GUNTHER, Bob
HORTMAN, Melissa
NEWBERGER, Jim
O’NEILL, Marion
SCOTT, Peggy
SIMONSON, Erik
SMITH, Dennis
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean


Members excused:

MAHONEY, Tim
ISAACSON, Jason
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LOONAN, Bob
METSA, Jason

Representative Smith moved to approve the minutes from the previous hearing. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. A quorum was present.

The committee heard testimony on the impact of the Clean Power Plan in regards to the Sherco Power Plant located in Becker, MN.

Robert Bryce, Center for Energy Policy and the Environment at the Manhattan Institute; Rick Evans, Xcel Energy; Peter Nelson, Center for the American Experiment; Michael Beard, Scott County Commissioner; Congressman Tom Emmer, Sixth District of Minnesota; Felix Schmeising, Sherburne County Commissioner; John Reibel, Sherburne County Commissioner; Lefty Kleis, Mayor of Becker; Rick Hendrickson, Becker City Council; Adam Oliver, Becker City Council; Dale Powers, Clear Lake City Council; Tom Butz, Citizen; Jason Pearce, Citizen; Allison Kreager, Citizen; Rich Zeman, Boilermakers Local 647; Carey Kowalski, Boilermakers Local 647; Bob Boogren, IBEW Local 160; Shelly Mattson, Restaurant Owner; David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Maureen McCarter, Citizen; Rose Thelan, Citizen; Kurt Zimmerman, IBEW Local 160; all testified on the Clean Power Plan.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 P.M.



Representative Pat Garofalo, Chair



Jonathan Fortner, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

EPA Clean Power Plan; impacts on Minnesota

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