No USDA loan for fossil fuel gas plant NTEC!
Share your concerns + Demand that the USDA reject NTEC’s loan application
Across the state, CURE team members are feeling the effects of another front of smoke from the Canadian wildfires—you probably are, too.
These more-devastating-than-ever wildfires are the result of drier conditions and rising temperatures — both impacts of the climate disruption stoked by fossil fuels.
July 2023 was the planet’s hottest month ever recorded. We can expect this trend of hotter temperatures and more extreme weather to continue as long as we are burning fossil fuels.
We know a better way is possible – energy, heating, and cooling powered by the sun and wind, made locally for us and by us.
Yet, even today, in the face of disastrous fires and heat and drought, floods and storms, our utilities are still pushing for the construction of new polluting plants.
Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative have been working for years to build a new $700 million natural gas plant – the Nemedji Trail Energy Center (NTEC) in Superior, Wisconsin – just across the shore from Duluth. The plant would send 20% of its electricity to Minnesota, putting Minnesotans on the hook for its costs and pollution. This plant impacts Minnesotans – WE HAVE A VOICE HERE.
After years in development, Minnesota Power and Dairyland are now asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a loan. Please tell the USDA that taxpayers do not want to fuel the climate crisis with new fossil fuel infrastructure.
We can’t run from the smoke, but we can act on the crisis and reshape our energy system to be safer and more affordable. Use this form to tell the USDA that it is time to stop subsidizing fossil fuels and the destruction of our health and future. Federal money is available to build the future we need. Let’s make the best use of our time and money and build an energy system that is better for everyone.
*Photo credit: MN DOT traffic cameras via Bring Me the News.