Posts Categorized: Environmental Insider

Insider: February 24, 2017

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Photo Credit: Michael Hicks, FlickrCC Environmental Groups Brace as Pruitt Takes Helm of EPA Despite numerous unanswered questions about potential conflicts of interest, Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last Friday. Pruitt has come under fire for coordinating with energy companies and has repeatedly questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus… Read more »

Insider: February 10, 2017

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Photo Credit: Tundra Ice, Flickr CC Governor Dayton Sets Goal to Cut Water Pollution by 25 percent by 2025 At the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board’s annual conference in St. Paul, Governor Dayton announced his goal for Minnesota to cut down on water pollution by 25 percent by 2025. The goal covers all pollutants, with a particular focus… Read more »

Insider: February 3, 2017

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Photo Credit: Michael Hicks, FlickrCC Amid National News, Minnesota Legislature Takes Aim at Clean Energy Policy The news has been dominated by of a flurry of presidential executive orders, nominations, and appointments, including a travel ban affecting many Minnesota Muslim immigrants and refugees, and the nominations of Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, as Secretary of… Read more »

Insider: January 27, 2017

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Photo Credit: Michael Hicks, FlickrCC Governor Dayton Delivers State of the State Address This week at the State of the State Address, Governor Dayton released his budget proposal for the next two years. His plans include increasing funding for Minnesota’s drinking water protection program, $60 million in new broadband development grants, and extra fees issued by the Department of… Read more »

Insider: January 20, 2017

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Photo Credit: Bart Rousseau, Flickr CC Buffer law debated at the Capitol on Thursday State House environment and agriculture committees met on Thursday to discuss a law that requires plant buffers between cropland and water. Proponents of the law say it helps clean the state’s water and filter pollutants, especially in areas of the state with… Read more »

Insider: January 13, 2017

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Photo Credit: MoxyJane@Spiral Bound Images, Flickr CC Dayton’s Bonding Package Includes Water Investments Minnesota’s lakes, rivers, and streams don’t just take care of themselves. Strong capital investments in our Great Outdoors with state bonding are essential to the long-term health of our communities.  Earlier this month, Governor Dayton unveiled a $1.5 billion bonding proposal earlier this… Read more »

Insider: January 6, 2017

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  Photo Credit: Jim Brekke, Flickr CC As the Legislative session begins, MEP members stand together around shared priorities As the 2017 Minnesota Legislature convenes, our lawmakers will consider many opportunities to make our state even better, including protecting our Great Outdoors. We call upon our representatives from every corner of our state to listen to… Read more »