UMD students organize and rally against Minnesota Power

UMD students who are concerned about clean energy were out rallying in front of Minnesota power Saturday.

They are calling on the company to cancel the proposed Nemadji Trail energy center in Superior.

Students there citing that the proposed energy center will pollute the Twin Ports area and they say the finances could be directed elsewhere.

One of the main organizers Shelby Suhr says, “So number one the pollution that would come from the gas plant. Also the transportation of the gas is extremely intrusive and expensive. The whole project it’s self is expensive, when we have the infrastructure to support clean renewable energy in our communities."

The event was organized by M-PIRG, the Minnesota public interest research group at UMD.