Posts By: Matt Doll

It’s our water, and our Capitol

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By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership In last week’s Environmental Insider, we reported on several bills moving through the Minnesota legislature that would have dangerous consequences for our ability to protect the vital waters of our state. A bill to prevent the Minnesota Department of Agriculture from adopting policies that would protect community drinking water and well owners… Read more »

Letter to House Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee Regarding HF 3759 Hearing and Line 3 Testimony

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The Honorable Pat Garofalo Chair of the House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Committee State Office Building, Room 485 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55115 The Honorable Dan Fabian State Office Building, Room 365 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55115   April 4,… Read more »

Letter to Legislators: Please Vote NO on HF 3759 Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Approval Bill

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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: Chairperson Garafalo Members of the House Job Growth & Energy Affordability and Finance Committee March 27, 2018 Dear Representative, We, the undersigned, wish to express a deep concern about HF 3759, a… Read more »

Enbridge spent $5.34 million on lobbying in Minnesota last year

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By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership This week, we learned that Enbridge, the Canadian company pursuing a pipeline across our precious lands and waters, spent $5.34 million on lobbying in Minnesota in 2017. Enbridge’s lobbying costs were greater than any other lobbying interest’s one-year spending in the last decade. $5.08 million of the total went… Read more »

Letter: Please Vote NO on Wild Rice Waters and Nullifying of Water Quality Standards

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RE: Please Vote NO on Wild Rice Waters and Nullifying of Water Quality Standards To: Chairperson Carrie Ruud and Members of the Senate Environment & Natural Resources Policy & Legacy Finance Committee March 19, 2018 Dear Senator: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to vote NO on SF 2983… Read more »

Insider: March 16

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Getting to the Roots of Nitrate Pollution Ag Dept, Legislature Consider Groundwater Solutions Last Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton laid out a framework for the Groundwater Protection Rule to limit the movement of nitrates into Minnesota’s waters as part of the Department of Agriculture’s proposed work to implement the Groundwater Protection Act. The proposal aims to limit the overuse of… Read more »

Getting to the Roots of Nitrate Pollution

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Ag Dept, Legislature Consider Groundwater Solutions By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Last Tuesday, Governor Mark Dayton laid out a framework for the Groundwater Protection Rule to limit the movement of nitrates into Minnesota’s waters as part of the Department of Agriculture’s proposed work to implement the Groundwater Protection Act. The proposal aims to limit the overuse of… Read more »

Press Statement on Governor Dayton’s Proposed Groundwater Protection Rule

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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Morse, Executive Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership stevemorse@mepartnership.org, 651-789-0653   Statement on Governor Dayton’s Proposed Groundwater Protection Rule Last week, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a revised proposed draft groundwater protection rule to protect drinking and groundwater from nitrate contamination…. Read more »

Insider: March 2, 2018

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Water Infrastructure Targeted in Bonding Proposals Why MN should turn on the tap for clean water funding In late January, Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a $1.5 billion bonding proposal for public works projects throughout Minnesota, which includes a proposal for $167 million in critically needed funding for clean water projects throughout the state. This week, two Republican legislators,… Read more »

Water Infrastructure Targeted in Bonding Proposals

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Why MN should turn on the tap for clean water funding In late January, Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a $1.5 billion bonding proposal for public works projects throughout Minnesota, which includes a proposal for $167 million in critically needed funding for clean water projects throughout the state. This week, two Republican legislators, Senator Gary Dahms… Read more »