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CEA’s Emily Haggstrom looks at the technological and environmental constraints policymakers must consider when developing energy policies that will affect families and businesses across Minnesota.

Yes, it would be nice if 100 percent of energy came from emissions-free sources like nuclear power and non-fossil fuels, as writers urged in the Feb. 16 “Local View” column, “Ignoring protesters’ pleas will cost even more,” and in the Feb. 23 “Valve Turner’s View” column, “Doing nothing about oil, pipelines poses the far greater risk.”

However, that’s not economically feasible for families on fixed incomes, and it’s not a real solution given the technological and environmental constraints in Minnesota. It’s just not possible.

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