Posts By: Matt Doll

Letter to Governor Dayton: Request for veto of Supplemental Budget Bill SF 3656

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May 22, 2018       Dear Governor Dayton, We, the undersigned organizations and the thousands of Minnesotans we represent, ask you to veto the Supplemental Budget Bill, SF 3656. The following provisions remain of concern: Listed in order of appearance within each subject. Energy Policy Reducing Xcel Energy’s payment into the Renewable Development Account. Section 1… Read more »

Letter to Governor Dayton: Raid of the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund

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May 24, 2018                                                                                                  Dear Governor Dayton, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to urge a line-item veto for all projects in H.F. 4425 that are funded through appropriation bonds by raiding the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). Since 1963, approximately $900 million has been appropriated from the Fund to more… Read more »

Press Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership

MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Wolff, Advocacy Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership sara@mepartnership.org, 651-789-0653 Legislative Session Ends with Shattering of Public Trust This legislative session fell far short of meeting Minnesotans’ expectations. At a time when our state needs to make progress on climate change, water quality, pollinator health and transit, this legislature was defined by rollbacks, raids… Read more »

Letter to Legislators: Use of Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund Dollars

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RE: Use of Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Dollars HF3352/SF2934 May 18, 2018 Dear Legislators, On behalf of the 39 undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose any version of the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) bill that attempts to spend Environment and Natural Resources Trust Funds (ENRTF) for bonding for wastewater… Read more »

Letter to Senate on Legislation Blocking Groundwater Protection

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RE: Please Vote No on HF 4133 unless language that blocks adoption of Groundwater Protection Rules Not Approved by the Legislature is removed To: Members of the Minnesota Senate May 17, 2018                                                                                                  Dear Senator: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to oppose language that would impede the Department… Read more »

Letter to the House: Please Vote NO on HF 4437 – A proposal for a constitutional amendment that restricts general fund dollars without solving our state’s transportation and transit needs

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To:  Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives   May 17, 2018                                                                                                Dear Representative, We, the undersigned, wish to express opposition to HF 4437, a bill that proposes a constitutional amendment to dedicate certain sales tax proceeds to the construction of roads and bridges. While Minnesota faces growing transportation and transit needs across the state,… Read more »

Insider: May 13, 2018

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Governor’s Veto of Wild Rice Bill Leaves Door Open for Solutions On Wednesday, Governor Mark Dayton announced his veto of HF 3280, a bill that would have taken major steps backward from protecting wild rice and clean water in Minnesota. The bill was intended to prevent the Pollution Control Agency from enforcing a rule on sulfate pollution… Read more »

Letter opposing HF 3759 – Granting immediate approval for the construction of Line 3 Pipeline on Enbridge’s preferred route

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RE: Please Vote NO on HF 3759 – Terminating PUC process and granting immediate approval to construct Canadian Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline To:  Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives May 14, 2018                                                                                                Dear Representative, We, the undersigned, wish to express a deep concern about HF 3759, a bill to immediately authorize the construction and… Read more »

Letter to House regarding proposed rollback to Groundwater Protection Act

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RE: Please Vote No on HF 4133 unless language that blocks adoption of Groundwater Protection Rules Not Approved by the Legislature is removed   To:   Members of the House of Representatives May 14, 2018                                                                                                Dear Representative: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to oppose language that would impede the… Read more »