It’s time for the public hearings on Excelsior’s Mesaba coal gasification project, and it’s tired out and tomorrow is Hoyt Lakes. Don’t expect much for awhile! But one interesting tidbit:


John Derus was testifying for Excelsior, and introduced himself implying he was speaking for the Metro Counties Energy Task Force, waxing on and on in a way that lent apparent authority, but it didn’t feel right, and when he was finished, I asked him specifically if he was representing them, oh my, somebody who’s a lobbyist should know better than to respond like that!  It took a while, but finally it was clear he was NOT speaking for them.. sigh… and he’s got his hat in the ring for U of M Regent

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