Monthly Archives:: August 2017

Insider: August 25, 2017

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    MEP Calls for Better Groundwater Pollution Solution Today, August 25, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is closing the comment period for its draft Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule, which theoretically aims to protect Minnesota’s water resources from nitrate pollution as mandated under the 1989 Groundwater Protection Act. In the 28 years since the Act was… Read more »

MEP Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule Letter

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August 25th, 2017 VIA EMAIL Larry Gunderson Minnesota Department of Agriculture 625 Robert Street North St. Paul, MN 55155 larry.gunderson@mn.state.us Dear Mr. Gunderson,  We, the undersigned organizations, thank you for the opportunity to provide written comment on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s proposed two-part Nitrogen Fertilizer Rule. About MEP The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) is a… Read more »

Insider: August 18, 2017

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    Sustainability at the State Fair The Minnesota State Fair is only a few days away, and many of MEP’s friends and partners are preparing to join in the festivities in Falcon Heights with exhibits on sustainability, conservation, and a lot more! Environmental groups, state agencies, and sponsors from around Minnesota will bring food,… Read more »

Insider: August 11, 2017

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   map credit: Stop Line 3 Native youth take the lead to protect Minnesota from pipeline On Saturday, August 12, a team of indigenous youth will launch canoes in Itasca State Park, at the headwaters of the Mississippi, on a journey called Paddle to Protect. They’re a group on a mission to send a message to Enbridge and the State of Minnesota. That message: Line… Read more »

Insider: August 4, 2017

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   photo credit: MPCA EPA reverses delay of air-quality rules On Wednesday, August 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was undoing a previous decision to delay implementing new smog rules that would help reduce toxic air pollutants in the atmosphere, and would instead continue work on the rule as scheduled. The smog rule, which was created by… Read more »

Insider: August 4, 2017

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   photo credit: MPCA EPA reverses delay of air-quality rules On Wednesday, August 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it was undoing a previous decision to delay implementing new smog rules that would help reduce toxic air pollutants in the atmosphere, and would instead continue work on the rule as scheduled. The smog rule, which was created by… Read more »