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North Dakota Charges Federal Rules Preempt Minnesota's Utility GHG Law

February 6, 2015
Backed by a broad coalition of industry groups and free-market think tanks, North Dakota officials are urging a federal appellate court to uphold a lower court ruling that found Minnesota's greenhouse gas (GHG) control law is unconstitutional, arguing in part that the measure is preempted by federal emissions and electricity regulations. In a Jan. 21 brief , North Dakota's lawyers said the federal district court correctly held that portions of Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA) violated the dormant Commerce...