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Native American tribe aims for net-zero emissions


November 13, 2020

About an hour outside Minneapolis, on the Mississippi River, next to a nuclear generating plant, a Mdewakanton Sioux Indian reservation is creating a net-zero energy system.

“The net zero project is a transformation opportunity for our Tribe; we can reshape our energy future,” said Tribal Council President Shelley Buck in a release. “For too long, our Tribe has been burdened by the negative impact of energy production, specifically nuclear power and nuclear waste. This legislation gives us the power to change that narrative and use energy production as a force for good.”


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