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 »
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Governor Mark Dayton, Will Steger, Rep. Ellison, Speaker Thissen Join Call for Clean Energy and Jobs Legislation [SAINT PAUL, MN] On Earth Day, April 22, 2013, Governor Mark Dayton joined hundreds of clean energy advocates for a rally that encouraged legislators to advance groundbreaking legislation that will create jobs for Minnesotans and generate clean, local,… Read more »
The results are in and once again, Minnesotans have shown that they value Minnesota’s Great Outdoors, clean water and clean energy resources. Download our 2013 Polling Results here.
Labor, energy, business faith, youth, and conservation groups announce campaign to advance groundbreaking clean energy, jobs legislation SAINT PAUL, MN (March 5, 2013) More than 30 organizations — ranging from labor, energy, business, faith, environment, youth and conservation groups — came together at the Minnesota State Capitol today to launch the Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs campaign…. Read more »
On Tuesday, March 5 at 9:30 a.m. in room 181 of the State Office Building, energy, business, faith, environment, and youth leaders will announce a campaign to advance a groundbreaking state plan to create jobs for Minnesotans, generate clean, renewable energy, and protect our health and the air we breathe. The campaign will mobilize over… Read more »
Transit for a Stronger Economy, a new broad-based, statewide coalition, today released polling results showing strong public support for transit, bicycling, and walking projects. The poll, conducted in January by the bipartisan team of Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R), found that public transportation is broadly supported, even by… Read more »
Legislation kick-starts process to consider closing Upper St. Anthony Falls Dam to help stop spread of Asian carp, requires immediate closure of Lock if Asian carp are found. Bill also directs federal agencies to partner with Minnesota on efforts to prevent spread and root out infestations of Asian carp in state’s rivers Washington, D.C. –… Read more »
State Sen. Eaton, Rep. Morgan Joined by Labor, Business, and Environmental Leaders to Roll Out Solar Energy Jobs Act ST. PAUL, MN – State lawmakers rolled out an ambitious plan today designed to grow the solar energy industry in Minnesota and create thousands of good jobs. State Senator Chris Eaton (DFL – Brooklyn Center) and… Read more »
Take action: Your written comments are needed to point out corrections and improvements that should be made to Minnesota’s new “Environment and Energy Report Card,” recently offered up by state agencies for public review and comment. Please read on and submit your comments via the link below!
Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the state’s largest environmental coalition, has announced the selection of conservation and legal expert Matt Norton as the group’s new Campaign Director. “Matt has a proven ability to use sound science and strong leadership to achieve results for Minnesota’s environment,” said Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership’s executive director. “His work for our… Read more »