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Opposing renewable energy standards
Supporting others to oppose renewable energy targets. The National Association of Manufacturers are reportedly backing North Dakota in a legal case that could undermine EPA renewable energy targets. (March 2015)
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Minnesota officials are strongly urging a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that rejected a state renewable energy law on constitutional grounds -- a case that could determine whether other states will be able to use similar programs to comply with EPA's proposed rule to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector [...] North Dakota and several generators that sell power to Minnesota successfully argued to a lower court that the NGEA violated the dormant Commerce Clause because it imposed Minnesota rules on out-of-state utilities [...] When the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit decides the issue, it may set a precedent on the constitutionality of renewable electricity requirements, which EPA’s existing source performance standards (ESPS) allows states to use as one of the major strategies for attaining their GHG reduction targets [...] North Dakota and its utilities have support from other power companies, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the National Mining Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers