Monthly Archives:: July 2017

Insider: July 28, 2017

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    PUC Decision a Boost for Health, Clean Energy On Thursday, July 27, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took a much-needed step forward on cleaner, safer energy by updating the state’s calculations of the social cost of carbon in evaluating power use and generation. The updated amount takes more accurate accounting of the health costs of… Read more »

Insider: July 21, 2017

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    The Costs of Cutting the Clean Water Rule EPA Director Scott Pruitt visited Minnesota this week as part of a multi-state tour to gather input from “stakeholders” on changes to be made on EPA regulation of waters throughout the United States. Pruitt has said that his agency plans to roll back the Clean Water Rule, which… Read more »

Insider: July 14, 2017

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    Protecting and Celebrating our Great Lakes Waters On Wednesday, July 10, a bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives released a bill that would fund the vital Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) with a $300 million appropriation, despite the Trump administration’s previous proposals to cut the program. If passed and included in the federal budget, this bill would… Read more »

Insider: July 7, 2017

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      photo credit: NASA Sulfide Mining Debate Continues in the Northland Less than two weeks remain until the U.S. Forest Service begins its two listening sessions on a proposed 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest. The first will take place on July 18 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, and the second will be held at Virginia High… Read more »