Updated April 4, 2018
Minnesota is at risk of losing both of its remaining nuclear plants, which provide over half of the state's clean energy.
Losing Prairie Island and Monticello would increase Minnesota's carbon emissions the equivalent of adding two million additional cars on the road.
Climate scientist James Hansen, along with other scientists, conservationists, and environmentalists, have urged Governor Mark Dayton to end discrimination against nuclear so the plants can be saved.
Governor Dayton has acknowledged his concern about climate change and has joined a coalition of other states in upholding the tenets of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Saving nuclear power is the single largest thing the governor could do to help prevent emissions.