Clean Power Plan: Greater MN Community Listening Sessions

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites you to join us at our upcoming community listening sessions on the Clean Power Plan.

The Clean Power Plan is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule requiring states to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants (for more information, visit The Clean Power Plan will encourage the development of cleaner energy and energy conservation. EPA has set a target for states to meet, and the MPCA must now develop a plan to comply with EPA’s rule. Before we develop our plan, we want to hear what Minnesotans’ interests and concerns are related to the Clean Power Plan and clean energy.

We have four events coming up around Minnesota to hear from you! The events will start with an open house where MPCA staff will be available to answer questions and chat with stakeholders one-on-one. The listening session will immediately follow the open house. We’ll provide a bit of background on the Clean Power Plan and our expected schedules and requirements, and most importantly, will listen to what YOU have to say.

All meetings will follow this schedule:

  • 5:30PM-6:30PM: Open house/talk one-on-one with MPCA staff
  • 6:30PM-8PM: Meeting/listening session begins

MPCA staff will be available for follow up questions after the meeting

Meeting locations:

  • February 2: Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center, Upper Ballroom, Marshall, MN (event flyer here)
  • February 9: St. Cloud State University, Atwood Memorial Center, Voyageurs Room, St. Cloud, MN (event flyer here)
  • February 16: Bemidji State University, the American Indian Resource Center’s Gathering Place, Bemidji, MN (event flyer here)
  • February 23: University of Minnesota–Duluth, Engineering Building, Rooms 265/231, Duluth, MN (event flyer here)

We will be holding additional events in the coming months – stay tuned! If you cannot make one of the meetings, we will be providing opportunities to express interests and concerns on our website. The website is still under development, but we’ll be sure to send out an update when it’s launched!

We encourage you to use and distribute the flyers linked above to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact