Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

MEP sign-on letter: Public comment process and timing for next phases of the PolyMet NorthMet Environmental Impact Statement

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This is a sign-on letter sent from the MEP Mining Cluster to representatives of responsible government agencies regarding the the PolyMet FEIS. PolyMet FEIS meeting request December 22, 2014Mr. Thomas Hingsberger (thomas.j.hingsberger@usace.army.mil)US Army Corps of EngineersSibley Square at Mears Park190 5th Street East, Suite 401St. Paul, MN 55101 Commissioner Thomas Landwehr (commissioner.dnr@state.mn.us)Minnesota Department of Natural… Read more »

MEP signs on to oppose oil transportation in the Great Lakes

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, along with 29 other organizations from across the Great Lakes region, signed on to a December 1, 2014 letter to the Great Lakes Commission raising serious concerns about a draft report on oil transportation in the Great Lakes.  The best policy decisions develop from quality, unbiased information. So when the Great… Read more »

My generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess

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Written by MEP’s Lindsey Wilson –  I support the Clean Power Plan because my generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess – especially when the solutions are readily available. If we are to ensure a secure and healthy world for future generations we must act now to clean up the dirtiest sources of… Read more »

North Shore residents know clean water, need the Clean Water Act

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Published in the Duluth News Tribune on 11/12/14 by  MEP’s northeast program coordinator, Andrew Slade If anyone knows about intermittent streams, it’s a thirsty hiker on the North Shore. The hardy souls who put on their backpacks and hike from one end of the Superior Hiking Trail to the other have to plan very carefully… Read more »

2014 Legislative Session Outcomes

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For Immediate Release: May 16, 2014 Media Contacts:Christine Durand, christine@mepartnership.org – 612-723-1325 (cell)Steve Morse, stevemorse@mepartnership.org – 651-290-0154   2014 Legislative Session: Minnesota’s water will be running clearer, missed opportunities for investments in transit   Saint Paul, MN – May 16, 2014 – The 2014 Minnesota Legislature took several important steps forward to protect and improve Minnesota’s water quality, but the state’s… Read more »

What is a watershed, anyway?

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“Can I ask you a question? It’s probably really dumb, though. But, what exactly is a watershed?” That, my friend, professional acquaintance, or perfect stranger, is not a dumb question. Not in the least. Here, let me try to explain: A body of water’s watershed is the land area that drains surface run-off to that… Read more »

Enbridge to replace tar sands with maple syrup

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 Facing unanticipated opposition to their Alberta Clipper expansion plans, Enbridge has announced they will replace the tar sands oil in their pipeline with Canada’s strategic maple syrup reserve. Canadian authorities have given approval to the switch, but will carefully meter Enbridge’s syrup use as the strategic maple syrup reserve is a relatively significant wellspring of national… Read more »

Steve Morse expresses PolyMet concerns to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

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Earlier in March, over 150 Great Lakes enthusiasts gathered in Washington D.C. for Great Lakes Days. Keynote speaker, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, discussed the Obama Administration’s disappointing budget cuts to integral Great Lakes programs. MEP Executive Director Steve Morse made a comment at a question-and-answer session with Gina McCarthy at Great Lakes Days. He took… Read more »

We count on your support!

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Now is the time to support us in protecting the Minnesota you love As you may be aware, the Minnesota State Legislature is in session now, and our coalitions are actively engaged in advancing top environmental priorities. We are working to make sure that sulfide mining proposals don’t threaten our beloved Boundary Waters, that triclosan… Read more »