Timberwolves team president Chris Wright and Twolves mascot Crunch presented Merlene and Jim Stiles with an autographed team picture during their halftime recognition. On April 9, 2012, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership was honored at the Minnesota Timberwolves game as part of their ‘Think Green Month.’ We were able to salute a few of MEP’s key… Read more »
Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership
By Steve Morse, Executive Director Our coalition is disappointed today that the Minnesota House passed the Omnibus Environmental Bill (H.F. 2164) without addressing the some serious problems identified by our nonprofit members and Governor Dayton’s agencies. Troubling provisions of this bill include: Loss of wetlands Instead of following the current Wetland Conservation Act that replaces… Read more »
Energy issues have not received as much attention as the Vikings Stadium or the constitutional amendments this session, but there have been attempts at rollbacks to our Renewable Energy Standard. There is still an opportunity to move forward on clean energy with the inclusion of solar in the bonding bill. The House version of the… Read more »
We are so pleased to reveal the new www.MEPartnership.org, completed during The Nerdery’s Overnight Website Challenge by a group of talented web professionals — Team Redundancy Team, as they call themselves. They delivered this new site after a whirlwind 24-straight hours of web development. Please understand that we’re continuing to make updates and fixing things, so your patience is… Read more »
By Eric Bergstrom, Campaign Coordinator House File 2095 (Fabian) was debated on the House floor on March 22, and passed on a vote of 79-49. This permitting bill means more rollbacks for Minnesotans and benefits for corporate special interests. The bill would establish a new process where an applicant for a permit could use a… Read more »
Urgent action is needed to stop the House omnibus environmental bill from passing! The bill rolls back water and air protections and short-changes citizen voices in decisions about pollution in our communities. Take action now to let your Legislators know that you oppose this bill to protect our water, air and health.
By MEP member group National Parks Conservation Association On Thursday, March 1, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation that threatens one of America’s national parks. We need you to tell your representative to vote NO on S.1134. At the same time park budgets face cuts, S. 1134 paves the way for the construction… Read more »
SAINT PAUL (Feb. 19, 2012) – A majority of voters in four Midwestern states are willing to pay $6 a month on their electricity bills to help promote clean energy and energy efficiency, according to a telephone poll of 1,600 voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The poll, sponsored by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership… Read more »
Instead of maintaining the laws that protect our water and our health, the legislature wants to weaken or roll back these protections! Our elected leaders must not move our state backwards on policies that protect our water, invest in clean energy and protect our health.
House File 1, passed in 2011, required MPCA to set a goal of issuing permits within 150 days. MPCA received over 2500 permit applications in the nine-month period between March 4, 2011 (when House File 1 took effect) and December 31. In that time, the agency processed 99% of priority permits within 150 days.