STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Denny McNamara, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources called the ninth meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. on January 27, 2011, in the Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
MCNAMARA, Denny, Chair
TORKELSON, Paul, Vice Chair
A quorum was present at 8:15 a.m.
H.F. 72 (Beard) Carbon dioxide emissions by utilities ban removed.
Representative Beard moved that H.F. 72 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.
Representative Beard presented H.F. 72.
The committee heard public on H.F. 72. Testifying: Kate O'Connell, Office of Energy Security, Eric Olsen, Vice President, Great River Energy, Bride Seifert, MN Chamber of Commerce, Harry Melander, Saint Paul Building and Construction Trade Council, Nancy Lange, Izaak Walton League of America, Barbara Freese, Union of Concerned Scientists, Jon Hunter, American Lung Association of Minnesota, Cole Norgaarden, The Blake School student, Siri Bigalke, Stillwater High School Student, Kathy DeKrey, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group, Alexis Illyn, Restoring Eden, Ken Bradley, Solarworks for Minnesota, Dale Howey, citizen, Reed Arorow, citizen, Carrie Ann Johnson, citizen, Bill Glahn, citizen.
Representative McNamara moved to lay H.F. 72 over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Drazkowski moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on January 26, 2011 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
REP. DENNY MCNAMARA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant