The Governor’s Conservation Legacy Council has presented their recommendations to the Governor. The Governor put out a press release that summarizes their three points as this:
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For those looking for alternative ways to help out Minnesota’s environmental community in one way or another, consider these two options: Photo Contest – The Minnesota Environmental Fund is having a photo contest. They are looking for local images that demonstrate the importance of our environment, so submit yours by June 21. Online Auction –… Read more »
The Governor signed the Agriculture Finance Omnibus Bill last Friday and while the press release talks about how it is good for energy and the environment (and some of it is), it neglects to mention that he line-item vetoed two funding items supported by Clean Energy Minnesota (CEM) to encourage better fuel sources for ethanol.
Two of Minnesota’s notable polar explorers have been getting some more national attention lately. Ann Bancroft did some Q & A with Grist. Will Steger had a write-up in Outside Magazine’s April issue. Apparently there may be a movie of his current polar expedition. You of course can keep track of his progress at the Global… Read more »
Money is all the talk of the capitol this week. John Tuma has this report on spending for the environment:
Life is as tedious as a twice told tale vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
William Shakespeare, “King John”, Act 3 Scene 4
With all apologies for the delay, here are some quick updates from the capitol and a few other tidbits.
John Tuma recognizes history being made at the Capitol in this week’s update:
“May her memory save us from all pettiness, all unworthy ambition, all narrowness of vision, all mean and sordid aims… so may there be none in us, as she fought ever, without malice and without hatred, so may we fight.”
The plaque in the Capitol Rotunda memorializing “Mrs. Andreas Ueland 1860-1927″
I’ve long believed that protecting the environment is a value held by most people regardless of political leanings, particularly in Minnesota. That hasn’t stopped the stereotypes though. But a few things this week seems to mock those stereotypes.
A few random items for your consideration: The loss of bees has been a hot topic lately. But as Mouse and Garden and the Star Tribune both point out today, it is not the loss of all bees; it is the loss of European Honeybees. We have over 1,500 native bees on this continent and… Read more »
Everywhere you turn these days the topic of climate change is inescapable. Whether it’s Diesel jeans touting its denim in a cheeky, albeit actually very unfunny, advertising campaign, the seemingly daily announcements of businesses touting their “greenness” — Home Depot has an “eco options” campaign, Best Buy sells energy efficient appliances while Wal-Mart touts its… Read more »