Minnesota Joint Committee To Consider Lifting Nuclear Ban

St. Paul AP -
House and Senate members will begin working out their differences on an energy bill this week, and that's expected to include another discussion on nuclear power.

The Senate voted to lift Minnesota's current ban on new nuclear power plants, but the House defeated the measure by 12 votes.

The failed House vote hurts the measure's chances, but environmentalists who oppose expanding nuclear power have said they will be watching closely as the energy conference committee meets. Its first meeting is set for Monday.