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ERICKSON TO CO-HOST CLIMATE CHANGE SEMINAR

Monday, March 31, 2008
ST. PAUL – State Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, will co-host a climate change seminar 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Elk River High School’s Little Auditorium. All interested in the subject of climate change are encouraged to attend. The Heartland Institute’s James M. Taylor, author of the book What Climate Scientists Think about Global Warming, will present the seminar, which will include a wide range of perspectives, including Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth, and Martin Durkin’s The Great Global Warming Swindle. Perspectives from both films come at a time when the Legislature is debating bills regarding climate change. One topic of interest for discussion will be last year’s renewable energy standard requirement of 25 percent of Minnesota’s energy resulting from renewable sources by 2025. “Climate change is an issue that should be discussed at all levels, including locally,” Erickson said. “It is important to have seminars like this, where diverse opinions are shared and information flows freely.” --30-- Sondra Erickson represents District 16A in the Minnesota House of Representatives, including all or parts of Benton, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, and Morrison counties. Erickson taught English and journalism at Princeton High School for over 30 years until her retirement in 2000. First elected in a 1998 special election, Erickson was re-elected in the 1998 general election and every two years since. She resides in Princeton. To sign up for Rep. Erickson’s e-mail updates, log on to www.house.mn/16A.
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