Posts Categorized: Letters to Lawmakers

Letter from the Governor – Veto of Jobs and Energy Omnibus Bill

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May 15, 2017 The Honorable Michelle L. Fischbach President of the Senate 2113 Minnesota Senate Office Building St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 Dear Madam President: I have vetoed and am returning Chapter 64, Senate File 193 7, a bill appropriating money for jobs and economic development and making changes to commerce, telecommunications, and energy policy. The… Read more »

Letter to the Governor on Pipeline Provisions in Energy Omnibus

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May 12, 2017 Dear Governor Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Smith, We, the undersigned organizations, respectfully request you veto any version of the Jobs and Energy Omnibus bill that contains provisions • removing pipelines from the current Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Certificate of Need (CON) process (including a newly defined category, replacement pipelines) (lines 189.32-190.2 and… Read more »

Letter to the Minnesota Legislature: Vote No on Jobs, Housing and Energy Omnibus Bill

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May 11, 2017 To: Members of the Minnesota Legislature; We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to Vote NO on the Conference Committee Report for SF 1937, the Jobs, Housing and Energy Omnibus Bill. This bill will roll back energy efficiency and solar standards, stifle Minnesota’s developing solar industry, discriminate… Read more »

Letter to Senators: Please Vote NO on Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill (HF888)

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Note: This online version of the following letter has been changed to correct an inaccuracy printed in the letter distributed to members of the Senate on May 9, 2017. The letter distributed to Senators included a section titled:  “Seed Mixes / Buffer Law Suspension.” That section has been removed here to prevent further dissemination of that… Read more »

Letter to the House: Please Vote NO on Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill (HF888)

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To: Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives May 9, 2017 Dear Representative: On behalf of the undersigned organizations and their hundreds of thousands of Minnesota members, we would like to thank you for your attention to our collective environment and the current and future generations who depend on it. The Environment and Natural Resources… Read more »

Letter to the Governor on the Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill (HF888)

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The Honorable Mark Dayton Governor of Minnesota The Honorable Tina Smith Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota 130 State Capitol 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55155 May 3, 2017 Dear Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Smith: On behalf of the undersigned organizations and their hundreds of thousands of Minnesota members, we… Read more »

Letter: Bonding letter to the Governor and Legislative Leaders

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May 3, 2017 Dear Governor Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk Capital Investment Committee Chair David Senjem Capital Investment Committee Minority Lead Sandy Pappas Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman Capital Investment Committee Chair Dean Urdahl Capital Investment Committee Minority Lead Alice Hausman High… Read more »

Letter: Legacy Omnibus Bill Conference Commitee

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To:  HF707 Omnibus Legacy Bill Conference Committee Members April 28, 2017 Dear Omnibus Legacy Bill Conferees: On behalf of the undersigned organizations and their hundreds of thousands of Minnesota members, we would like to highlight three provisions in the Omnibus Legacy Finance Bill (HF707) that are of great concern and interest for the environment and… Read more »