Posts Categorized: Energy

Budget Bites: Deep cuts for education, housing, labor and health and human services in federal budget deal

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[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state and federal budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] A last-minute budget deal to avert a federal government shutdown on April 8 includes approximately $38 billion in spending cuts for the current… Read more »

MN Senate votes to allow more dirty coal pollution; derails clean energy progress

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April 14, 2011 Written by Nancy Lange Energy Program Director, Izaak Walton League of America – Midwest Office   Who thinks importing more coal power from North Dakota is just the ticket for Minnesota?  Minnesota’s State Senators, that’s who.  Today, 42 Minnesota State Senators voted to lift restrictions on new coal power projects, signaling that… Read more »