Lift the moratorium on building any more nuclear power plants in Minnesota — the objective of a bill that awaits a vote in the Minnesota Senate after clearing a key committee today (Tues) . North Mankato Democrat Nick Frentz says nuclear has to be part of the discussion and the legislature is the place to do that — however…

“I’m confident that we can have more discussions about the feasibility without lifting the moratorium.”

Milaca Senator Andrew Mathews disagrees:

“It’d be foolish for a business to talk about serious plans, time, resources, study into something that is forbidden here in the state of Minnesota.”

Environmental groups strongly oppose any expansion of nuclear power in Minnesota, citing long-term environmental hazards and emerging “green” technologies such as wind and solar.