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The Prairie Island tribe wants to get to net-zero emissions. Its biggest roadblock may be House DFLers

 

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The Mdewakanton reservation is next door to an Xcel nuclear plant and a cache of its radioactive waste.

The Prairie Island Indian Community wants to drastically change their energy use in order to reach net-zero carbon emissions in their power grid. And they want Xcel Energy to pay for it.

That's because the Mdewakanton reservation is next door to an Xcel nuclear plant and a cache of its radioactive waste. As a kind of payment for storing that spent fuel in dry casks at Prairie Island, Minnesota requires Xcel to set aside money in a state fund to develop renewable energy that can decrease the need for nuclear power. Yet so far, the money has never been used by the plant's closest neighbors.

https://www.minnpost.com/environment/2019/04/the-prairie-island-tribe-wants-get-to-net-zero-emissions-its-biggest-roadblock-may-be-house-dflers/

 

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