2016 Environmental Briefing Book


Briefing Book website download imageNot since the overwhelming passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in 2008 have Minnesota’s environmental policies played such a critical role in our public statewide debate. With issues like the permitting of sulfide mining in northern Minnesota, finding solutions to agricultural water pollution, and clean energy and transportation investments all on the table this year, the time to act is now. The public has been clear: Protect and invest in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors. It’s essential for the health, happiness, and economic prosperity of all Minnesotans.

The coalition partners of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership urge our elected leaders to listen to Minnesotans, act to protect the Great Outdoors, and support the initiatives outlined in this Briefing Book:

  • Restore the MPCA Citizen’s Board
  • Preserve Long-Term Investments in our Great Outdoors
  • Investing in Clean Water and Living Landscapes
  • A Commitment to Clean and Efficient Transportation Statewide
  • Growing Economic Opportunity for a Sustainable Future
  • Great Lakes Deserve Great Protection
  • Defending Minnesota’s Environmental Policy Foundation

Together, we can protect Minnesota’s future.