It feels like the world changed overnight this week. The results of election on Tuesday, up and down the ballot, will have long and far reaching effects for our environment. We now know that Donald Trump is our President-elect, and we have put in place a Republican Congress. Serious threats to the Clean Power Plan,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Civic Engagement
What can you do in 90 days? You can grow your fingernails about a third of an inch in 90 days. In 90 days, the average American will drink 144 cups of coffee. And if you had the time to read 25 pages a day of dense technical material, you could read the entire Polymet… Read more »
The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and you are undoubtedly enjoying all that Minnesota’s Great Outdoors has to offer. Now is the perfect time to let the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) help you grow your summer garden as you help us grow our efforts to protect and enhance the Minnesota you love…. Read more »
Last week I travelled with twelve other Minnesotans to Washington, DC with the Healing Our Waters Coalition. We were lobbying for three main issues: Continued funding for the Great Lakes Initiative, support for conservation programs in the Farm Bill and support for the Stop Asian Carp bill. Here are some observations Recommend on Facebook Share… Read more »
You don’t have to use Twitter to follow #ProtectMN, but we’re making it even easier for you to get in on the #ProtectMN conversation with this roundup of tweets from this past week (from earliest to latest):
Defending Community and Township Rights Rep. Beard (R-Shakopee) and Sen. Vandeveer (R-Forest Lake) introduced H.F. 389 and S.F. 270, bills that weaken township and community rights and make it more difficult for citizens to work through their local units of government to make sure large-scale developments don’t harm the well being of their communities. Merely… Read more »
By MEP member group National Parks Conservation Association On Thursday, March 1, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation that threatens one of America’s national parks. We need you to tell your representative to vote NO on S.1134. At the same time park budgets face cuts, S. 1134 paves the way for the construction… Read more »
Hey there! Since you’re reading this, you probably care about Minnesota’s environment and, presumably, MEP’s work. You’re also obviously online and can see that our website, MEPartnership.org (which houses LoonCommons.org) is in serious need of an upgrade. Well, we realize an overhaul is long overdue, too, and have been looking into options to help make… Read more »
MEP’s executive director Steve Morse was interviewed by the Cucking Stool yesterday after he testitfied in the state Senate’s Government Innovation committee against Senate File 1922.
You’re invited! Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to network with state policy makers and volunteers and staff of MEP’s member organizations, discuss our legislative priorities, and hear from our state legislative and agency leaders about their views on current environmental issues.