Posts By: Matt Doll

Letter: Oppose preemption of plastic bag bans

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We are organizations, groups and individuals working to develop solutions to a growing tide of waste, with a particular concern about plastic pollution. We have worked very hard to help educate ourselves and our communities about the benefits of placing a fee on disposable bags and limiting the use of plastic bags. Last year we… Read more »

Re: House File 1265 – Loss of LCCMR Funding – Scientific and Natural Areas – Please Vote to Restore LCCMR Funding Recommendation

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Dear Minnesota Representatives, Senators, and Governor Dayton: HF 1265, the appropriations bill for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, deletes the LCCMR’s recommendation to fund $4,500,000 for Scientific and Natural Area “Acquisition, Restoration and Citizen Science Engagement.” Minnesota’s 160+ Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) are among Minnesota’s most precious natural resources.  They contain rare… Read more »

Letter: Support 2-year pause for environmental review of Boundary Waters Watershed

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April 3, 2017 United States Congress Washington, DC 20510 Re: The Boundary Waters Dear Members of Minnesota Delegation to the U.S. Congress, We write today to urge you to support the two-year pause and study process commenced by the U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture in January 2017 for the watershed of the Boundary Waters… Read more »

Hundreds from across Minnesota rally at Capitol to “Protect our Water!”

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Hundreds from across Minnesota rally at Capitol to “Protect our Water!” Governor Dayton, Winona LaDuke, Ann Bancroft among speakers rallying for Minnesota’s water St. Paul, Minnesota – On April 19, a coalition of over 40 organizations hosted over 800 registered participants from across Minnesota at Water Action Day, a day of action and advocacy to protect… Read more »

Voices from across Minnesota call on Legislature to protect water, end attempts to roll back environment protection

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April 13, 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota — Thursday morning, April 13, citizens from across Minnesota held a press conference at the Minnesota Capitol, calling on the Minnesota Legislature to protect our water and end attempts to unravel the fabric of Minnesota’s environmental protections.  The Minnesota Legislature’s budget bills include proposals to limit environmental review, suspend… Read more »

MEP Floor Letter for House Omnibus Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Bill: SF 1937

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April 5, 2017 Dear Members of the Minnesota House:   We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to vote NO on the S.F. 1937 – the Omnibus Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Finance Bill. This bill will roll back energy efficiency and solar standards, stifle Minnesota’s developing solar industry, discriminate… Read more »

MEP House Omnibus Environmental Budget Bill Letter – March 30, 2017

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March 30, 2017 Dear Members of the Minnesota House: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, ask you to vote NO on the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill, H.F. 888. We do not make this request lightly. This bill will roll back environmental protections and erode the basic foundation of Minnesota’s… Read more »

Minnesota Takes Two Steps Backward on Energy Policy

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Contributed by Eliana Langer, Macalester student — Minnesota legislators are undoing decades of progress on renewable… Read more »