Order Otter Tail Power to replace its Hoot Lake Plant with clean energy.
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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Order Otter Tail Power to replace its Hoot Lake Plant with clean energy.

    1. Kristian Nyberg
    2. Petition by

      Kristian Nyberg

      Morris, MN

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February 2013

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Kristian Nyberg: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission revoked the Hoot Lake Coal plants permit to burn toxic coal! The plant will stop burning coal in 2020.

The global climate crisis is here. Its damaging effects are now visible and impossible to ignore. We, as concerned Minnesotans must act in a responsible and intelligent manner to combat this fossil fuel powered assault on our environment. We can take action now by targeting one of Minnesota's largest CO2 emitters, coal fired power plants.

Otter Tail Power company owns and operates one of the oldest and dirtiest coal plants in western Minnesota, The Hoot Lake plant. Hoot Lake was built over 50 years ago and uses outdated, highly inefficient technology. Hoot lake is located outside of Fergus Falls Minnesota.

Minnesota's coal plants are aging fast, and as they do many are coming up for licensing renewal by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Otter Tail Power recently responded to a request from the PUC.  Otter Tail asked the PUC for a renewal on their licence to burn dirty coal. Its now within the hands of the PUC to decide if the Hoot Lake plant gets an extension on their licence.

To:
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Order Otter Tail Power to replace its Hoot Lake Plant with clean energy.

We want a clean energy future for Minnesota. Its time to phase out dirty coal and replace it with clean energy like wind and solar that will power our future and create and sustain good paying jobs in our communities.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Melinda Kawalek INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      The purpose of grandfathering in old coal plants under our existing environmental legislation was that they would eventually close and then new, cleaner plants would take their place.

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    • Mary Taffe ORTONVILLE, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Rural America is being destroyed by rampant greed which runs over the little people who have no rights in the crony capitalistic state we now live in--and it doesn't seem to matter who we vote for.

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    • Megan O'Hara MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Climate change is imposing urgent and costly new deadlines on us.

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    • margo mccreary MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Clean energy, clean air.

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    • Peg Furshong GRANITE FALLS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have children and I want them to have clean air and water for their children.

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