The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.
Minnesota senators voted Thursday to lift restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions from coal production, with supporters of the bill calling it a necessary step to keep up with growing energy needs.
Minnesota is known as ‘The Land of 10,000 Lakes’ and we have an overabundance of green spaces and bike paths too, but a new study finds that Minneapolis is one of the most polluting cities in the world.
Supporters say a ruling from the Environmental Protection Agency could help development of the biomass energy industry in northeastern Minnesota.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem will be monitoring the Minnesota Legislature to see what happens with a law some believe threatens North Dakota coal-fired electricity exports.