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Posts Categorized: Great Lakes
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.
It is critical that members hear from their constituents about the importance of funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Bill includes more than $650 million in restoration funds ANN ARBOR, MICH. (June 30) – A landmark Great Lakes restoration bill advanced in the U.S. Senate today. The Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act of 2010, which authorizes more than $650 million for restoration initiatives, passed out of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by… Read more »
This week’s update from lobbyist John Tuma: “Twins 4, Cardinals 2. The Twins’ Magic carpet took Minnesota to the moon Sunday night. It was born by the sound of 55,000 exploding voices in the Metrodome and hundreds of thousands more from border to border in one floor-stomping, chest pounding declaration: We’re No.1.” – Jim Klobuchar,… Read more »
Kudos to President Obama and his administration for taking an important step toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to fund Great Lakes Restoration by including a $475 million down payment in his fiscal year 2010 budget. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
The budget proposal released by President Obama last week is a long and complicated document (140 pages, PDF). It departs significantly from how things have been done in the past in many regards, so it will take a while for conservation and environmental groups to fully assess its implications on environmental policies. Recommend on Facebook… Read more »
President Obama recently announced an unprecedented investment of $475 Million in his Fiscal Year 2010 Budget to restore the Great Lakes – an effort that is key to creating jobs and growing our economy. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
Interesting comments from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on the practice of washing coal and other residue off freighters into the Great Lakes. “Minnesota solid waste rules prohibit the disposal of solid waste into waters of the state of Minnesota, including Lake Superior,” said Paul Eger, assistant commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, in… Read more »
With the news last week of the two final Great Lakes states passing the Compact (the governors of MI and PA are expected to sign it after lawmakers recently passed it in both states), it seems that the final showdown over the agreement has now moved to Congress. But before we all turn our full… Read more »