Posts Categorized: Letters to Lawmakers

Letter to the PUC regarding second Line 3 Environmental Impact Statement

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

Public Advisor Minnesota Public Utilities Commission 121 7th Place East St. Paul, MN 55101 January 16, 2020 Regarding: PUC Docket Numbers: PL-9/CN-14-916 and PL-9/PPL-15-137 Thank you for taking comments on the Second Revised Final Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Line 3 Replacement Project. As member organizations of Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the undersigned groups write to… Read more »

Letter of support for HF 973 – Restoring the MPCA Citizens’ Board

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

To: Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate Re: MPCA Citizens’ Board March 21, 2019 Dear Members, We are writing to express our strong support for House File 973 and Senate File 627 to reestablish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) Citizens’ Board. The Citizens’ Board was established in 1967 with the… Read more »

Letter of Opposition to SF 1757 — Defunding Department of Commerce appeal of Line 3

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

To: Senate Finance Committee Re: Please Oppose SF 1757 March 21, 2019 Dear Senator: As organizations who are working to accelerate the urgent transition to clean energy in Minnesota, we are in opposition to SF 1757. The Line 3 “replacement” project is a proposal by Enbridge Energy to build a new oil pipeline through northern… Read more »

Letter of Support for HF 2061 – Fully Funding the Forever Green Initiative

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

To: House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Re: Support for University of Minnesota Forever Green Initiative (HF 2061) March 14, 2019 Dear Representative, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our strong support for HF 2061, which provides full funding for the University of Minnesota’s Forever Green Initiative. The Forever Green Initiative: The… Read more »

Letter to Governor Dayton: The Wild Rice Conference Committee Report is no Compromise – Please Veto

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

May 21, 2018                                                                                                Dear Governor Dayton: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to veto HF 3422 – the conference committee report on wild rice. The bill does not protect wild rice now or set-up a system that reasonably takes steps to protect wild rice in the future. In fact,… Read more »

Letter to Governor Dayton: Request for veto of Supplemental Budget Bill SF 3656

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

May 22, 2018       Dear Governor Dayton, We, the undersigned organizations and the thousands of Minnesotans we represent, ask you to veto the Supplemental Budget Bill, SF 3656. The following provisions remain of concern: Listed in order of appearance within each subject. Energy Policy Reducing Xcel Energy’s payment into the Renewable Development Account. Section 1… Read more »

Letter to Governor Dayton: Raid of the Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Posted by & filed under Letters to Lawmakers.

May 24, 2018                                                                                                  Dear Governor Dayton, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to urge a line-item veto for all projects in H.F. 4425 that are funded through appropriation bonds by raiding the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF). Since 1963, approximately $900 million has been appropriated from the Fund to more… Read more »