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Swedzinski re: House DFL’s ‘extreme and unrealistic’ energy proposal

Thursday, April 11, 2019

ST. PAUL – House Democrats introduced Thursday their version of Minnesota’s Green New Deal that would establish a 100-percent carbon-free standard by 2030, place a moratorium on the construction of fossil fuel facilities, electrify all sectors of the economy currently powered by fossil fuels and more. House Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division Minority Lead Rep. Chris Swedzinski, R-Ghent, issued the following statement in response:

“This proposal is over the top and the soaring energy costs it would bring would bankrupt ratepayers,” Swedzinski said. “This extreme and unrealistic legislation might be a dream for environmental special interest groups but it would be an absolute nightmare for Minnesotans and their energy bills.”