Posts Categorized: Letters to Lawmakers

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Letter to Legislators: Use of Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund Dollars

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RE: Use of Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Dollars HF3352/SF2934 May 18, 2018 Dear Legislators, On behalf of the 39 undersigned organizations, we urge you to oppose any version of the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) bill that attempts to spend Environment and Natural Resources Trust Funds (ENRTF) for bonding for wastewater… Read more »