Instead of maintaining the laws that protect our water and our health, the legislature wants to weaken or roll back these protections! Our elected leaders must not move our state backwards on policies that protect our water, invest in clean energy and protect our health.
Posts Categorized: Legislature
MN Pollution Control Agency does not slow down economy
House File 1, passed in 2011, required MPCA to set a goal of issuing permits within 150 days. MPCA received over 2500 permit applications in the nine-month period between March 4, 2011 (when House File 1 took effect) and December 31. In that time, the agency processed 99% of priority permits within 150 days.
Act now for clean energy and good jobs in 2012
Welcome to the 2012 legislative session! You care about Minnesota’s Great Outdoors and you believe in making and safeguarding investments for future generations.
It’s the 39th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act!
Since being signed into law on Oct. 18, 1972, the federal Clean Water Act has helped Minnesota and the rest of our nation limit and clean up pollution in our lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, many leaders in Minnesota proved unfriendly to our water during the past legislative session.
Budget must be solved with fair, balanced approach that protects our Great Outdoors
While Minnesota’s leaders struggle to reach a budget solution, we must continue to let our legislators and the governor know that the budget must be fair and balanced — and… Read more »
Budget Bites: Cuts-only approach to budget jeopardizes our lakes, rivers and streams
The Minnesota House has proposed eliminating general fund support for Clean Water Partnership grants, which provide necessary resources to protect and clean up Minnesota’s water.
Earth Day and Wild Rice Hotdish ‘Protest’
This Earth Day, do your part to leave Minnesota’s Great Outdoor legacy for future generations.
MN Senate votes to allow more dirty coal pollution; derails clean energy progress
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… Read more »
Budget Bites: House plan derails transit, Senate proposes lesser cuts
[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… Read more »
Hear Steve Morse discuss the MN Legislature’s assault on water with AM950’s Nancy Nelson
April 6, 2011 Yesterday, Steve Morse joined radio host Nancy Nelson on AM950 to discuss what’s been happening at the Legislature related to the environment. They covered lots of topics,… Read more »