Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign Holds Earth Day Capitol Rally to Promote Clean Energy and Jobs

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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 »


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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 »

Labor, energy, faith, youth, and conservation groups to announce campaign to advance groundbreaking clean energy, jobs plan

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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 »

New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Transit, Walking and Biking Projects

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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 »

Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, Paulsen, Walz, Nolan Introduce Legislation to Fight Spread of Asian Carp

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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 »

Lawmakers Announce Bill Aimed to Build Up Minnesota’s Solar Capacity, Create Jobs

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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 »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Names Matt Norton As New Campaign Director

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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 »