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Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Governor’s Veto of Bill that Would Cripple the PUC

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March 21, 2017 (St. Paul, Minn.) — Last night, Governor Dayton followed through on a promise made last month when used his veto pen on a bill that would have weakened the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and punish Minnesota’s solar customers by removing PUC oversight of excessive charnges by rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities… Read more »

Environmental Rollbacks are Out of Step with What Minnesotans Want, Says New Research

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St. Paul, Minn. (March 1, 2017) —  At the same time when Minnesota Legislators are debating a torrent of rollbacks a new poll shows that Minnesotans of all backgrounds and regions are concerned about our environmental protections and don’t want to see proposals that would roll back those protections. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) released… Read more »

We stand together around shared priorities

Posted by & filed under biking, Clean Water, Defense, Legislature, Loon Commons blog, Pollinators, Transit and Transportation, Water.

Minnesota’s Great Outdoors is more than just the beautiful natural spaces, clean lakes, prairie lands and forests. It’s about the health and vitality of our people and communities. The coalition members of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership believe that economic prosperity and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive. They go hand in hand. Our state’s growth… Read more »

Minnesota’s People, Communities, Businesses to Benefit from Water Bill that supports Great Lakes Restoration

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December 12, 2016 (Duluth, Minn.) —  In a major victory this weekend for the people, businesses, and communities in Minnesota which rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water, jobs and way of life, over the weekend, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that authorizes $1.5 billion for region-wide Great Lakes restoration investments. The  Water… Read more »

MEP and members urge President Obama and Attorney General Lynch to reconsider permits for Dakota Access Pipeline

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our member groups delivered the following letter to President Obama and Attorney General Lynch, expressing their support and solidarity to the Sanding Rock Sioux Tribe and requesting that they reconsider permits for the Dakota Access Pipeline and de-escalate the violence at the protest site. Read the entire letter below:   December… Read more »

4 Reasons to Schedule your Give to the Max Day gift

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Each November, Minnesota celebrates giving back to our community on Give to the Max Day! This year, this annual day of giving is on Thursday, November 17. But you don’t have to wait until then to make your gift. You can schedule your gift now through November 16, and your gift will count toward our… Read more »

Minnesota’s Stake in the Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

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“The fact that Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, would use the word “Dakota”, which means “friend” or “ally”, in the name of its project is disrespectful. This pipeline is a direct threat to all Dakota, Lakota and Nakota people, especially our future generations. And we are not the only ones. We know… Read more »

Decoupling pairs top-notch utility service with energy savings

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  For some time, energy utilities in Minnesota and elsewhere have been evolving to keep pace with customer expectations and increased targets for energy savings and renewable energy. And as utilities continue to seek the right balance between energy efficiency and a robust infrastructure, traditional business models for cost recovery are increasingly challenging and may… Read more »