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.