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Pro-coal group honors Senator Bakk

Cook DFLer receives “Energy Champion” Award

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 6/30/15

The newly-founded Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, an industry-backed group focused on supporting the coal industry and coal-fired utilities, has recognized Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, …

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Pro-coal group honors Senator Bakk

Cook DFLer receives “Energy Champion” Award

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The newly-founded Coalition for a Secure Energy Future, an industry-backed group focused on supporting the coal industry and coal-fired utilities, has recognized Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, with an Energy Champion award. Former Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe and former state Rep. Mike Beard recently presented the award to Sen. Bakk and a bipartisan group of other Minnesota legislators.

Recipients of the award have championed an “all-of-the-above energy strategy for Minnesota to ensure that consumers and businesses have access to affordable and reliable electricity,” according to a statement issued by the organization.

 “The coalition is proud to recognize the work of Sen. Bakk, who is dedicated to ensuring that hardworking Minnesota families have access to affordable and reliable electricity,” said Joel Johnson, director of the organization. “We also know that supporting a diverse energy portfolio keeps costs low for businesses and allows our region to remain globally competitive. Sen. Bakk has consistently supported an all-of-the-above approach to energy policy and we thank him for his continued efforts.”

Mr. Moe and Mr. Beard serve as co-chairs for the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future.

The coalition was founded in 2014 to “enhance, preserve, and protect our diverse set of energy resources, including coal-based electricity, to ensure a continued affordable and reliable energy supply for families and businesses in Minnesota,” according to a statement.

The coalition opposes the “Clean Power Plan” put forward by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The plan is designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The coal industry has lobbied heavily against the rule, claiming that the push for cleaner-burning forms of energy would significantly increase electrical rates, both for homeowners and businesses, while achieving inconsequential reductions in overall CO2 emissions.

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This is absolutely wonderful! We need to eradicate the environmental wackos that want to take jobs away from working families in coal mining, coal-fired power plants and coal-burning taconite plants.

People come first, before the fictitious claims that coal is a major contributor to global warming. If the billions of dollars the communist Obama gave to failed solar energy companies was directed to helping the coal burning industry continue to improve their stack emissions, our electric rates would not go up 4 fold.

92% of the nations poorest rural people get their electricity from coal-fired power plants, mostly through their rural electric cooperatives. Electricity for the nation's poorest people is a major expense for these people, but the communist, inner city Obama doesn't care about the poor rural people. Only his family murderers in Southside Chicago.

Congratulations Senator Bakk. You have done your constituents well!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
jtormoen

I must hurry and catch my steam train to the cities ... visit with the fellow whackos

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AH, Jonelle Tormoen. Good to hear you are still online. Have you been following the Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner story? Memories maybe?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
jtormoen

"Orrcountry" ... question one is do you simply not know the difference between a male and a female, or is it a natural thing that you have no respect and acceptance of females? (With sympathies for the Mrs. presuming you are married.

Two ... do you possess the capability to comment WITHOUT either applying your playground names to the other ones making comment? (It is virtually inadmissable in debate as it so clearly shows the lack of full understanding of the subject at hand.)

Certainly feel free to continue with your methodology if that is representative of the extent of your abilities ... but do not forget that there are often times when the past is repeated.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Oh Jonelle: You hurt my feelings. You always have to have a snide remark or two to chip away at a good person's self esteem. Does it ever end with you?

Tell us about your life as a youth. Where you physically abused, verbally abused, mistreated in any way? Knowing that might give us readers some tolerance for your your behavior on this thread.

This article was about the coal industry and it's affect on electrical power distribution and cost in this country. Try keeping your further comments directed to the issue...not personalities.

Have a good day down there in the Arizona desert.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

orrcountry

Your comments to jtormoen are totally inappropriate. Were they physically abused!?!?!? Seriously!!!

Putting the persons real name online...as you often do in an attempt to control the message does nothing more than expose yourself to everyone the insecurities and demons you must be dealing with in your life.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
jtormoen

vermilion_viking, I would suggest just ignoring him. For the record he not only just made up a name for me, but did a sex change. Not sure why, but perhaps a need to disrespect females.

Just a simple case of too much FOX plus zero respect and acceptance of any challenge to his thinking on issues.

Perhaps I should apologize for my little sarcastic taunts ... but seems the picking is too easy.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

vermilion_viking, I don't know what kind of drugs you are on, but your comments toward me are inappropriate and uncalled for. Are you person enough to offer an apology...or are you just deranged and can't do that?

Jonelle, you have been requested to provide proof of your gender, just as you request of other posters to substantiate their postulates. But you just can't or just refuse to do it, thereby not living up to the standards you expect others to live by. Provide us with factual proof or otherwise, keep your comments to yourself down there in the Arizona desert. (maybe too much heat frying the cranium?)

Sunday, July 5, 2015
jtormoen

That was too easy. V_V ... don't say I didn't caution you. The gander doesn't realize he's also a goose!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Again, Jonelle can't bring herself to compliment Senator Tom Bakk for vigorously supporting his constituents, the poor rural people, the hard working coal miners and power plant employees which provide us with the lowest cost electricity. Instead, she continues to taunt, provoke and aggravate posters personally rather than provide clear, factual comments on the subject at hand.

I'm sorry to other posters who have to endure this nonsense from week to week. I always support the poor people and the generations old citizens of northeastern Minnesota. It's true I have no use what-so-ever for the packsackers, outstate Twin Cities trash and the environmental wackos who to try to destroy our way of life and our good, clean lifestyles up here. I will fight for the poor people until I die.

Sunday, July 5, 2015
snowshoe2

I guess some just want smog-dirty air like China. mercury laden waters and no future for out kids.

Monday, July 6, 2015

shoe: I don't know any of those people. I know I don't want smog laden air like China, I don't want dirty water. Please advise us who the people are that you are referring to. Please.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Thanks for the warning jtormoen.Yes, I should know better. I envision an old man sleeping with his shotgun, worrying the gangs from North Minneapolis are going to drive for 5+ hours just to steal his 1965 Johnson outboard. @snowshoe2 what confuses me about Baak is he champions for the coal industry, yet 85% of the coal fired electricity is sent to the metro not up here on the range. I have a rental house down in the cities. The electricity rate is 1/3 of what it is up here. If Baak was really concerned about the iron range you'd think he'd do a little more to level the playing field for us.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Good morning viking. Perhaps you should either write or call Tom Bakk with your concerns as expressed in this post. Tom is as good a straight shooter as they come. If not for him, our electrical rates will go up 4 times thanks to Obama and the environmental wackos. All true.

Meanwhile, a little fact research on your part will lend to more credibility in your comments. For the record, it's not a shotgun, it's a AK-47 (gets the job done faster and better) and it's a 1955 Johnson, not a '65 as you erroneously reported.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Oh by the way, viking. The name is spelled Bakk, not Baak as you erroneously wrote.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
jtormoen

Somebody has learned how to spell "erroneously".

Now for step two!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jonelle Tormoen: When you were a teacher, didn't your students learn that Proper places and names were capitalized? Now your new soul mate, vermilion_viking, misspells Iron Range, instead of correctly spelling it as iron range. Are you going to lecture viking? Or do you, as usual, like to provoke good honest Americans like me?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I meant incorrectly spelling it iron range.

And the content of the original article is the award Senator Tom Bakk received for backing the poor people in America. Not your continual ranting about people you like to irritate. I don't mind it, I can take it and as you know, dish it right back. So keep it up, it gives me something to do.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015