Posts By: Christine Durand

MEP and members urge Governor Dayton to vote NO on Waukesha diversion proposal

Posted by & filed under Great Lakes, Loon Commons blog, Sign-on Letter, Water.

Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our member groups delivered the following letter to Governor Dayton urging him vote no on the Waukesha proposal to divert water from Great Lakes. Dear Governor Dayton, On behalf of the undersigned conservation and environmental organizations and their tens of thousands of Minnesota citizen-members, I am writing to express our shared concern… Read more »

MN Environmental Partnership Statement on DNR PolyMet Determination

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Environmental Review - Defense, news release, PolyMet, Water.

Saint Paul, Minn., March 3, 2016 — Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its Determination of Adequacy on the PolyMet sulfide mining project in northern Minnesota. In November PolyMet submitted its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), followed by a 30 public comment period. While the results of that public comment period… Read more »

Caucus for the Environment in 2016 – Here’s How

Posted by & filed under Loon Commons blog.

Minnesota’s DFL and Republican parties have set March 1 as the date for their 2016 precinct caucuses. March 1 is “Super Tuesday,” the day when several other states hold their primary elections and caucuses. Precinct caucuses allow voters to cast their ballot for the candidates they want to see on the ballot in November. It’s… Read more »

Becoming a Transportation Leader

Posted by & filed under Loon Commons blog.

We are proud to announce that the Minnesota Environmental Partnership is applying for our Transportation Leadership Certification, from our member organization, Transit for Livable Communities. What does this mean? Well, it means that we are rethinking transportation, for our employees, as well as for our members, partners, guests, and others.  First, let’s back up –… Read more »

Conservation groups object to PolyMet environmental study, encourage public to speak out

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, news release, PolyMet, Sulfide mining.

Saint Paul, Minn (Nov. 13, 2015) –– Conservation groups objected to the PolyMet “final environmental impact statement” and encouraged the public to join them in objecting to the proposed sulfide mine during the 30 day public review period beginning today. Representatives of Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a coalition of over 70 Minnesota conservation groups and several… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Revised Ag and Environment Bill

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Legislature, news, news release.

Saint Paul, Minn. (June 5, 2015) — Earlier today, the Minnesota Legislature released a revised version of the Ag and Environment Budget Bill, following Governor Dayton’s veto of the bill on May 23. The Governor vetoed the bill citing the many roll backs on Minnesota’s environmental protections. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) and its 70… Read more »

Climate change is a daunting challenge, but Minnesota still has healthy choices

Posted by & filed under air pollution, carbon pollution, carbon pollution standard, clean air, Clean Energy, climate change, Energy, Health, Loon Commons blog.

By Robert Moffitt, American Lung Association This post originally appeared in MinnPost We see evidence of climate disruption every day, right in our own backyard. The ragweed pollen season has increased by over two weeks in the past 15 years, causing plenty of discomfort to those with allergies. Extreme weather events and changes to the… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Governor’s Vetos

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Energy, news, news release.

Saint Paul, Minn. (May 23, 2015) — Earlier today, Governor Dayton used his veto pen on two major budget bills: the Agriculture and Environment Budget Bill, which contained a scaled back version of his buffer initiative and other provisions that would roll back Minnesota’s environmental protections; and the Jobs and Energy Budget Bill, which contained… Read more »

Legislature misses the mark on environmental issues; advocates urge Governor to stand his ground

Posted by & filed under Clean Energy, Clean Water, Energy, Legislature, news, news release, transportation.

May 18, 2015, St. Paul, Minn – As the Minnesota Legislature prepares to adjourn later today, it’s clear that the outcomes of this Session will be marked by steps backward and missed opportunities for the precious Great Outdoors Minnesotans value dearly. “When we ask Minnesotans what they value most about our state, they talk about… Read more »

Environmental Groups Urge House Members to Reject “Dirty Water” Provisions

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Legislature, news release.

April 24, 2015, St. Paul, Minn – This afternoon, as the House was set to take up the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill, H.F. 846, a group of 45 environmental and conservation nonprofits delivered a floor letter to members of the Minnesota House of Representative. In the letter, the groups, led by the… Read more »