Description: Challenge to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approval of a Minnesota utility's 50% stake in a new gas-fired power plant in Wisconsin.
Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy v. Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/01/2019 Petition for Review Download Petition for writ of certiorari filed. Environmental Groups Sought Review of Approval of Minnesota Utility’s Stake in New Gas-Fired Power Plant in Wisconsin. Environmental groups petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals for review of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s (MPUC’s) approval of agreements that gave a utility a 50% stake in a new gas-fired power plant (the Nemadji Trail Energy Center) to be constructed in Wisconsin. The environmental groups asserted that the MPUC had made its decision without satisfying the requirements of the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act and that the MPUC had ignored an administrative law judge’s conclusion that the utility agreements would not be in the public interest.