North Dakota will file a protest with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) over Minnesota's plan to charge for carbon dioxide emmitted by North Dakota power plants that are supplying Minnesota. The petition is expected to be received by the PUC on Thursday and they will have 60 days to make a decision on the petition. North Dakota Attorney General Stenehjem said, “We don’t have to be adversaries with the state of Minnesota. We can be partners.” If the protest is turned away the possibility of a lawsuit would remain.