[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.] Transit is a basic public service, getting people to and from work and school, and reducing congestion and pollution. Public transit helps the… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Energy
All of these public health, economic, and environmental trends have been strongly linked to climate change. Multiple studies have shown that 97 percent of the most qualified climate scientists are in agreement that humans are causing the planet to warm. If this was an illness, and 97 percent of doctors recommended a certain treatment, we would take appropriate action.
Steve Morse testifies about why HF1010 falls short of budget recommendations for the environment and also threatens Minnesota’s Great Outdoors heritage of clean lakes, rivers and streams.
Tell your legislators to keep Minnesota moving forward on clean energy by voting “no” on legislation to allow more dirty coal. (Senate File 86 and House File 72)
On Feb. 16, Congresswoman McCollum referred to Minnesota’s Valentines to the EPA when she spoke against budget cuts to environmental protection programs on the U.S. House Floor.
Around 100 participants joined us for the Minnesota Budget Project’s Governor’s Budget Briefing on Friday, in which Abigail Read of Minnesota Management and Budget provided an overview of Governor Dayton’s budget recommendations.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the We Heart EPA campaign! We are happy to report that the effort resulted in some great actions:
Last week, we were fortunate to have a meeting for our member organizations with U.S. Representative Betty McCollum. We had more than 40 people in attendance, representing two dozen organizations. Thanks to our members who participated! Congresswoman McCollum (who represents Minnesota’s 4th district) provided some great insight into the federal budget through her work on… Read more »
Governor Dayton will release his budget plan on Feb. 15. Come get a look at the details Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., from Abigail Read, Executive Budget Coordinator at Minnesota Management & Budget.
Yesterday, Feb. 2, 2011, the Minnesota Senate voted 50-14 to approve Senate File 4, a bill that lifts the ban on the construction of new nuclear plants in Minnesota. See who voted for the bill: