Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

News Watch: Mar. 21

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change, Energy, Frac Sand, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Water, Waste & Recycling, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodAP: General Mills to label products with GMOs ahead of Vt. law (In MPR)Star Tribune: New Prague organic foods store has a self-serve twist Climate ChangeMidwest Energy News: Minnesota… Read more »

Statement for the Senate Environment and Energy Policy Committee: Reinstatement of MPCA Citizens’ Board

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On March 10, 2016, League of Women Voters member Kathleen Doran-Norton delivered the below prepared testimony regarding the reinstatement of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board. In her testimony, she emphasizes the importance of maintaining the presence of transparency, accountability, and citizen involvement in state decision making processes.   Statement for the Senate Environment and Energy Policy Committee… Read more »

News Watch: Mar. 17

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Water, Waste & Recycling, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodNPR: Bill blocking GMO labels stalls in U.S. Senate (In MPR) Star Tribune: Nicollet Mall Farmers Market moving to Government Center in Minneapolis Star Tribune: Ban on state-level GMO labeling fails to advance in U.S…. Read more »

News Watch: Mar. 15

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodIowa Public Radio: Low prices could push farmers into new crops Climate ChangeInternational Falls Journal: Forum brings ‘new science, new findings’ featuring MEP member group Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness MinnPost:… Read more »

News Watch: Mar. 10

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change, Energy, Invasive Species, Leg & Agency; Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodNPR: Urban farms fuel idealism. Profits? Not so muchPioneer Press: Farmers group, ag secretary hold differing views on trade dealStar Tribune: General Mills speeds up timeline to help increase… Read more »

News Watch: Mar. 7

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, PolyMet EIS Determination, Transportation, Water Climate ChangeMPR: Climate Cast: Is 2016 likely to be the hottest year on record? EnergyMidwest Energy News: Minnesota Republicans still want to stop Clean Power Plan workUtility Drive: As Xcel pushes non-wire alternatives, solar+storage pilot sparks utility ownership debate… Read more »

News Watch: Mar. 3

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Transportation; Water Agriculture & FoodMankato Free Press: Greenhouse Gusties getting ready for growingMPR: Farmers feel thrown under the bus as Big Food changesStar Tribune: Bill outlawing state GMO labeling law passes Senate committee Commentary, Star Tribune: Counterpoint: Shame on you, Amy, for betraying us on… Read more »

News Watch: Feb. 29

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change; Energy; Oil & Pipelines; Pollinators; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish Climate ChangeCommentary, Duluth News Tribune: Local View: Carbon-fee-and-dividend plan the best way to solve our climate issues EnergyDuluth News Tribune: Proposed Great Northern power line clears another hurdleMidwest Energy News: Q&A: Minnesota conservatives want to take ‘culture war’ out of… Read more »

News Watch: Feb. 25

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Invasive Species; Mining; MPCA Board; Oil & Pipelines; Parks & Trails; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodDuluth News Tribune: Duluth City Council talks animalsMPR: Jonathan Foley: How to feed the world’s people without destroying the planet Climate ChangeNPR: Sea levels rose faster last century than… Read more »

News Watch: Feb. 22

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Parks & Trails; Transportation;  Water; Wildlife & Fish  Agriculture & FoodEcho Press: Down-and-dirty lessons about soil science featuring MEP member group Sustainable Farming Association MPR: Minnesota farmers find going organic no easy task Climate ChangeNew York Times: In Zika Epidemic, a Warning on Climate Change LTE, Echo Press:… Read more »