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Climate change is real & poses a threat

Climate Change: Consider climate change a serious threat?

Smith: Yes. "Climate change is real & poses a threat to our economy & our health." Pushed for 50 percent renewable electricity by 2030 in Minnesota & helped expand renewable energy in state government.

Housley: Unclear. Opposed Paris Climate Accord, says would cost trillions, kill jobs & hinder oil, gas, coal & manufacturing. Wants a "balanced approach to climate policy."

Source: 2017-2018 Minnesota special election CampusElect.org Guide , Nov 1, 2018

Energy conservation and saving money go hand-in-hand

Governor Mark Dayton today issued Executive Order 17-12, establishing aggressive sustainability goals for all Minnesota state agencies. The new order builds on previous efforts of Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith to make state government more efficient, effective, and accountable for the people it serves.

"State government is leading by example to show that environmental sustainability and taxpayer savings go hand-in-hand," said Lt. Governor Smith. "This Executive Order directs state agencies to further incorporate energy conservation, waste reduction, and cost savings into their operations. In addition to the environmental benefits, these goals will make state government more efficient and effective for the people of Minnesota."

Gov. Dayton's executive order directs state agencies to take action in six key areas:

  1. fossil fuel consumption;
  2. energy consumption;
  3. greenhouse gas emissions;
  4. water consumption;
  5. solid waste production; and
  6. procurement processes.
Source: 2017 Lt. Gubernatorial press release, "Conserve Energy" , Nov 21, 2017

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