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Climate and Energy Finance and Policy


2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, February 3, 2022



Representative Jamie Long, Chair of the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on February 3rd, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Long, Jamie, Chair
Acomb, Patty, Vice Chair
Swedzinski, Chris, Republican Lead
Bierman, Robert
Boe, Greg
Christensen, Shelly
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Hollins, Athena
Hornstein, Frank
Igo, Spencer
Lee, Fue
Lippert, Todd
Lislegard, Dave
Mekeland, Shane
Munson, Jeremy
Stephenson, Zack

A quorum was present.

Bills not introduced at the time of the meeting are indicated by the House Research or Revisor code.

Presenting on Climate Justice impacts and possible solutions:
• Cecelia Martinez, former Senior Director for Environmental Justice at the White House
• Frank Kohlasch, Climate Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Kathleen Schuler, MPH, Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
• Sarah Sanchez, Community Impact Director, American Heart Association
• Martin Larsen, Olmstead Co. Farmer, LSP Soil Health & Climate Steering Committee
• Anjali Bains, Energy Access and Equity, Fresh Energy

Presenting on House Research BE130:
• Marco Hernandez, Public Policy Director, COPAL-MN
• Roxxanne O’Brien, Community Member and Environmental Justice Activist
• Taisia Cleveland, Youth Environmental Justice Activist

The meeting was adjourned at 12:02 PM.

Representative Jamie Long, Chair

Mike Hermanson, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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02:48 - Climate Justice: Understanding impacts and possible solutions.
1:04:08 - HFXXXX (Lee) Modifying requirement to analyze and consider cumulative pollution before issuing air quality permit.
*This was an informational hearing and no action was taken.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

Climate Justice: Understanding impacts and possible solutions
HF XXX (Lee) Cumulative Impacts
***This is an informational hearing and no action will be taken.

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