Minnesota Environmental Partnership and our member groups delivered the following letter to Governor Dayton and Legislative leaders calling for the Legislature to reach an agreement with the Governor on a bonding package that includes the full $210 million in funding for key priorities for our Great Outdoors. Read the full text of the letter below:… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Funding for the Environment
What would happen if we had all the money we needed for clean lakes, clean rivers, and vital habitat? In Minnesota, that’s not just wishful thinking, it’s a real strategic goal. The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment just finished its fifth year of funding conservation work across the state, and the results are tangible…including… Read more »
By Steve Morse, executive director of MEP Now that the 2012 Legislative session has ended and the commotion about the stadium has somewhat subsided, let’s look back at what our elected leaders did on some issues that garnered less press, but faced significant threats: Minnesota’s water and Great Outdoors. Sadly, for those keeping score, the… Read more »
Energy issues have not received as much attention as the Vikings Stadium or the constitutional amendments this session, but there have been attempts at rollbacks to our Renewable Energy Standard. There is still an opportunity to move forward on clean energy with the inclusion of solar in the bonding bill. The House version of the… 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 »
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.
Tonight are Minnesota’s precinct caucuses! If you have never attended a caucus before, you should know that precinct caucuses provide an opportunity to get involved with the party of your choice, get to know your neighbors, and talk about issues that are important to you and your community.
Welcome to the 2012 legislative session! You care about Minnesota’s Great Outdoors and you believe in making and safeguarding investments for future generations.