Posts Categorized: Letters to Lawmakers

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 »

Letter: Support 2-year pause for environmental review of Boundary Waters Watershed

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April 3, 2017 United States Congress Washington, DC 20510 Re: The Boundary Waters Dear Members of Minnesota Delegation to the U.S. Congress, We write today to urge you to support the two-year pause and study process commenced by the U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture in January 2017 for the watershed of the Boundary Waters… Read more »

MEP Floor Letter for House Omnibus Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Bill: SF 1937

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April 5, 2017 Dear Members of the Minnesota House:   We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to vote NO on the S.F. 1937 – the Omnibus Jobs Growth and Energy Affordability Finance Bill. This bill will roll back energy efficiency and solar standards, stifle Minnesota’s developing solar industry, discriminate… Read more »

MEP House Omnibus Environmental Budget Bill Letter – March 30, 2017

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March 30, 2017 Dear Members of the Minnesota House: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, ask you to vote NO on the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill, H.F. 888. We do not make this request lightly. This bill will roll back environmental protections and erode the basic foundation of Minnesota’s… Read more »

Letter to Senators on Environment Omnibus Bill, S.F. 723

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Dear Members of the Minnesota Senate: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, ask you vote NO on the Senate Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill, S.F. 723. We do not make this request lightly. This bill will roll back environmental protections and erode the basic foundation of Minnesota’s legacy of protecting… Read more »