Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Trampled by Turtles

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Just between you and me, I’ve been digging the cold lately.  Sure, I’ve spent most of it stowing away indoors, but I can’t help but dream of little invasive species dying away when it is twenty below zero.  Plus, I’ve got the warm thoughts of two nights of Trampled by Turtles concerts to look foward… Read more »

Renewable Electricity Bill Update

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A deal apparently has been struck in the State Senate between legislators, utilities, at least a few environmental organizations, and perhaps some others.  The Senate Energy Committee just amended and passed SF 4, which until an hour ago was a pretty clear cut standard for utilities to get 25% of their electricity from new renewable… Read more »

Global Warming Forum and Expedition

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The excitement is in the air for this afternoon’s Global Warming “informational proceeding” and it promises to be both educational and inspiring.  Again, it is at 4 p.m. on the floor of the Minnesota House Chamber at the Capitol.  Speakers include polar explorer Will Steger, two prominent religious leaders, and three respected U of M scientists.  Speaker… Read more »

Regulating Science

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This isn’t a space that we use much for talking about federal topics and I have little desire to highlight New York Times stories, but I have to say that it kicks me right in my physics degree when I hear that every federal agency now needs a political appointee running a “policy office” to supervise the development of rules and regulations.