Posts Categorized: Letters to Lawmakers

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 »

Letter: Omnibus Energy and Jobs Bill Conference Committee

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April 26, 2017 The Honorable Jeremy R. Miller Deputy Majority Leader Co-Chair, Omnibus Jobs and Energy Conference Committee Minnesota Senate 3107 Minnesota Senate Building 95 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55155 The Honorable Pat Garofalo Co-Chair, Omnibus Jobs and Energy Conference Committee Minnesota House of Representatives 485 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin… Read more »

Letter: Agriculture and Housing Appropriations Omnibus Bill Conference Committee

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April 25, 2017 Dear Agriculture and Housing Appropriations Omnibus Bill Conferees: On behalf of the undersigned organizations and their hundreds of thousands of Minnesota members, we would like to highlight a number of provisions in the Omnibus Agriculture and Housing Appropriations Bill (SF780) that are of great concern and interest for the environment and conservation… Read more »

Letter: Environment and National Resources Omnibus Bill Conference Committee

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To: HF 888 Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Bill Conference Committee Members Representative and Committee Chair Fabian Representative Heintzeman Representative Swedzinski Representative Uglem Representative Ecklund Senator and Committee Chair Ingebrigtsen Senator Ruud Senator Westrom Senator Mathews Senator Tomassoni April 26, 2017 Dear Environment and Natural Resources Conferees: On behalf of the undersigned organizations and their… Read more »

Letter: Oppose preemption of plastic bag bans

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We are organizations, groups and individuals working to develop solutions to a growing tide of waste, with a particular concern about plastic pollution. We have worked very hard to help educate ourselves and our communities about the benefits of placing a fee on disposable bags and limiting the use of plastic bags. Last year we… Read more »

Re: House File 1265 – Loss of LCCMR Funding – Scientific and Natural Areas – Please Vote to Restore LCCMR Funding Recommendation

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Dear Minnesota Representatives, Senators, and Governor Dayton: HF 1265, the appropriations bill for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, deletes the LCCMR’s recommendation to fund $4,500,000 for Scientific and Natural Area “Acquisition, Restoration and Citizen Science Engagement.” Minnesota’s 160+ Scientific and Natural Areas (SNAs) are among Minnesota’s most precious natural resources.  They contain rare… Read more »