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Rep. Christensen Town Hall Will Try Again to Pass Landmark Climate Legislation in 2020

Minnesota House Rep. Shelly Christensen hosted an environmental town hall on November 16 at the Stillwater Public Library.

Rep. Shelly Christensen
Rep. Shelly Christensen

She is a member of the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Committee and as such is among the few lawmakers to actually be directly responsible for climate-related bills for Minnesotans. It was a busy year during the last session. A wide variety of energy and climate-related bills passed out of committee but died in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Among the bills that were killed in the Senate — the Governor Walz-backed measure to mandate 100% renewable energy production by all of Minnesota’s utilities 2050; the Clean Energy First bill that would have required utility companies to use clean energy to meet all increased demand going forward; the Community Solar Gardens bill that would have allowed solar gardens to increase in size from the current one megawatt to 3 megawatts; an electric vehicle bill giving