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Lawmakers pass much needed permitting reforms for clean energy projects as session wraps

A group of lawmakers stand behind a podium to talk to reporters.
Senate Majority Leader Erin Murphy (left), DFL-St. Paul, talks to reporters after the Senate adjourned for the 2024 legislative session on May 20 while House Majority Leader Jamie Long, DFL-Minneapolis, looks on.
Clay Masters | MPR News

The 2024 Minnesota Legislature session is a wrap. So, what got done this year with climate progress in Minnesota?

Walker Orenstein is a reporter for the Star Tribune. He says the changes to the permitting process for clean energy projects passed by lawmakers is a major step forward.

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