The Minnesota Office of Energy Security and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced that the final report of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) is now posted for public review and comment. Citizens can view the report and leave comments on the Office of Energy Security website at www.energy.mn.gov or on the MCCAG website at www.mnclimatechange.us . The public comment period is open until midnight Sunday, April 27, 2008.
All comments submitted through the website will become part of the final report to the Governor and legislature after April 27th, 2008.
The charge of the MCCAG was to consider, evaluate, and compile a multi-sector set of recommended policy options and present them to the Governor and legislature. Appointed by the Governor, the MCCAG comprises a diverse group of stakeholders bringing broad perspective and expertise to the topic of climate change in Minnesota. Members represent the following sectors: energy, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation, health care, non-governmental organizations, academia, and state and local government.