Star Tribune: Unlikely allies on energy, Minnesota and North Dakota are pushed to work together under the Clean Power Plan

August 25, 2015

The Star Tribune interviewed the Climate Center's Gabe Pacyniak about energy policy in Minnesota and North Dakota and how the states could work together to meet goals set forth in the Clean Power Plan.

The story explains that the two states have been fighting in federal court for two years over Minnesota’s cross-border restrictions on coal-based electricity. Now, the federal government’s Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution may push the states to work together.

“Pretty clearly there are benefits to consumers and power companies for states working together and collaborating in some way that allows power companies to access the cheapest, most cost-efficient compliance options,” said Gabe Pacyniak, an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School who manages the mitigation program at the Georgetown Climate Center.

Read the full story here.