On Tuesday, the New Ulm Public Utilities Commission (NUPUC) in Minnesota voted "no" to a project that would have converted its steam plant to coal. New Ulm Citizens for Clean Energy has been working with the Sierra Club and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) to stop the project from moving forward since NUPUC applied for a permit from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency in 2009.
Said Mike Bloomberg:
"This is great news for the people of Minnesota, and another important victory for the Beyond Coal Campaign. We are clearly witnessing the end of our dependency on coal and the move toward a cleaner energy future. As important we are helping to provide cleaner water and cleaner air to communities and our citizens across the nation."
You can read more about the history of the New Ulm situation here and about the recent development here.