Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Law (Minnesota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Minnesota

Name Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Law (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Board of Water and Soil Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


This statute aims to restore certain marginal agricultural land and protect environmentally sensitive areas to enhance soil and water quality, minimize damage to flood-prone areas, sequester carbon, and support native plant, fish, and wildlife habitats. The Board of Water and Soil Resources may place eligible land in the Minnesota reserve program and impose conservation standards.

The statute also addresses conservation easements. Allowable development and construction is very limited on such land. Other eligible lands may be set aside for the clean energy program, as described in section 103F.518. This land will be prioritized for the development of cellulosic biofuel or bioenergy production facilities, or for development that meets other state goals or objectives.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103F.501-535
Date Effective 1991-1992
Date Enacted 1990