Posts Categorized: Health

Betty McCollum: Washington Update on TRAIN Act

Posted by & filed under Federal Budget, Great Lakes, Health, Water, Written by MN elected official.

From Congresswoman Betty McCollum On September 23, House Republicans passed a destructive bill called the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401).  This legislation institutes needless bureaucratic delays and stall tactics to permanently weaken EPA’s ability to uphold the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. The bill also orders EPA to indefinitely delay its rules to address… Read more »

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

Posted by & filed under Energy, Health, Legislature.

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 »

Budget Bites: House plan derails transit, Senate proposes lesser cuts

Posted by & filed under Energy, Funding for the Environment, Health, Legislature, State Budget, Transit and Transportation.

[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 »