Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

MEP welcomes Tara Skar!

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership is happy to announce that Tara Skar will be joining us as a Campaign Session Intern! Born and raised in Minnesota, Tara Skar moved to sunny Los Angeles to complete her undergraduate degree at Occidental College. While on campus she worked as Student Assistant for Sustainability, bringing more local, organic food to… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Welcomes Christine Durand

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to announce and welcome Christine Durand as its new Advancement Officer. Durand, who brings over 15 years of experience in nonprofits, will be responsible for the development and strategic communications of the organization, as well as providing leadership to the management team. She will focus on building strong long-lasting relationships… Read more »

MEP Applauds MPCA Science-Based Water Study Documenting Threats to Minnesota Drinking Water and Fish

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Saint Paul, MN – June 26, 2013 – Minnesota’s clean water advocates praised the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today for its comprehensive study documenting the sources of nitrogen pollution that endanger Minnesota’s drinking water, fish and aquatic habitat – and contribute to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Working with the University of… Read more »

Solar Energy Standard Signed by Governor Dayton

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Statewide Solar Energy Standard Will Bring Jobs, Significant Investment to State [SAINT PAUL, MN] Governor Dayton signed the Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development bill, which included measures to establish a solar energy standard of 1.5 percent by 2020 for investor-owned utilities, with a statewide goal of reaching 10 percent by 2030. The Minnesota Clean Energy… Read more »

2013 Legislative Session: Good Year for Minnesota’s Clean Energy & Clean Water, yet more work remains to be done

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The 2013 Minnesota Legislature took important steps forward to protect Minnesota’s future by passing clean energy and clean water legislation, but the state’s largest environmental coalition said there also were disappointments in transit funding and other issues. Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP), the statewide coalition of more than 75 organizations working for clean water, clean energy… Read more »

MEP Legislative Session Update

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It is nearly the end of the 2013 legislative session, and time for an update on MEP’s collaborative legislative priorities:  Clean Water Accountability, Transit for a Stronger Economy, and Clean Energy Jobs bills. The Clean Water Legacy Accountability Act language is contained in the Legacy bills which, with the Senate’s passage last night of Senator… Read more »

Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Passes the Minnesota House

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Kennedy 612.309.3951 Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Passes the Minnesota House Legislation Establishes 40 Percent by 2030 Renewable Electricity Standard, Solar Energy Standard [SAINT PAUL, MN] The Minnesota House of Representatives last night passed clean energy and jobs legislation, establishing a solar standard of 4 percent… Read more »

This Spring: Influence Twin Cities Regional Development for the Next 30 Years

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By Dave Van Hattum, Senior Policy Advocate, Transit for Livable Communities     The Metropolitan Council’s new regional development plan, Thrive MSP 2040, will set the framework for how the Twin Cities metro area will grow over the next 30 years.  It will influence the footprint of the developed area, including how much land will… Read more »