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.
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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 »
“As a student of Stillwater Area High School and a member of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota, a metro-wide coalition of students concerned with environmental affairs, I am a daily witness to the passion and desire present in our generation to transform our already beautiful state into a more sustainably conscious home.
Cole Norgaarden, a 10th grader at the Blake School in Minneapolis, testified Thursday, Jan. 27 at the House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee during the hearing of House File 72. The bill proposes to repeal a Minnesota statute that limits carbon dioxide emissions by utilities.
October 10, 2007, may very well become known as “Minnesota Atrazine Day” in future years. Discussion of the widely-used herbicide started at 10 a.m. that day with Tyrone Hayes’ appearance on MPR’s Midmorning program, and it didn’t wind down until 10 p.m. at a special forum/fundraiser featuring Hayes and MPCA whistleblower Paul Wotzka. In between… Read more »
Minnesota Public Radio is reporting that the Minnesota Commissioner of Health, Diane Mandernach, is leaving come October. Many have called for her resignation (such as State Senator Marty) over her stifling information about the health of miners on the range and their escalating cases of mesothelioma. It seems they’ve received it. Recommend on Facebook Share… Read more »
Clean Water Fund has a new webpage up with information on contamination from the 3M chemicals collectively grouped as PFCs that are polluting Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Check out their press release as well. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
To assist with the legal expenses of Paul Wotzka’s whistleblower lawsuit, there will be a benefit dinner at the Eagle Bluff Nature Center in Lanesboro on August 11 at 5:30 p.m. Here’s the blurb as sent to me: Paul Wotzka was an employee of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) when he was asked by Representative Ken… Read more »
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) began testing wastewater treatment plants for the presence of PFCs last April. Turns out that water coming out of the Brainerd treatment plant is way above all the others tested for PFOS, coming in at 1.51 parts per billion – or almost 14 times higher than the Twin Cities. … Read more »