Posts Categorized: news release

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Governor’s Veto of Bill that Would Cripple the PUC

Posted by & filed under Clean Energy, energy costs, news release, PUC, renewable energy, solar.

March 21, 2017 (St. Paul, Minn.) — Last night, Governor Dayton followed through on a promise made last month when used his veto pen on a bill that would have weakened the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and punish Minnesota’s solar customers by removing PUC oversight of excessive charnges by rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities… Read more »

Environmental Rollbacks are Out of Step with What Minnesotans Want, Says New Research

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St. Paul, Minn. (March 1, 2017) —  At the same time when Minnesota Legislators are debating a torrent of rollbacks a new poll shows that Minnesotans of all backgrounds and regions are concerned about our environmental protections and don’t want to see proposals that would roll back those protections. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) released… Read more »

Minnesota’s People, Communities, Businesses to Benefit from Water Bill that supports Great Lakes Restoration

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December 12, 2016 (Duluth, Minn.) —  In a major victory this weekend for the people, businesses, and communities in Minnesota which rely on the Great Lakes for their drinking water, jobs and way of life, over the weekend, the U.S. Congress passed a bill that authorizes $1.5 billion for region-wide Great Lakes restoration investments. The  Water… Read more »

Legislative Session brings progress, disappointments for Minnesota’s Great Outdoors

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, news release, transportation.

May 23, 2016 (Saint Paul, Minn) — As the 2016 Legislative Session adjourned late Sunday night, it’s clear that the outcomes of this Session will be marked by some steps forward, but also missed opportunities for Minnesota’s beloved Great Outdoors. “When we ask our fellow Minnesotans what they value most about our state, they talk… Read more »

MN Environmental Partnership Statement on DNR PolyMet Determination

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Environmental Review - Defense, news release, PolyMet, Water.

Saint Paul, Minn., March 3, 2016 — Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its Determination of Adequacy on the PolyMet sulfide mining project in northern Minnesota. In November PolyMet submitted its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), followed by a 30 public comment period. While the results of that public comment period… Read more »

Conservation groups object to PolyMet environmental study, encourage public to speak out

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, news release, PolyMet, Sulfide mining.

Saint Paul, Minn (Nov. 13, 2015) –– Conservation groups objected to the PolyMet “final environmental impact statement” and encouraged the public to join them in objecting to the proposed sulfide mine during the 30 day public review period beginning today. Representatives of Minnesota Environmental Partnership, a coalition of over 70 Minnesota conservation groups and several… Read more »

St. Louis County Residents Rallied Before the County Board for the Endangered St. Louis River

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Duluth, Minn. (Sept. 22, 2015) — Chanting “protect, don’t pollute,” over 60 residents of St. Louis County asked their county commissioners to recognize that the St. Louis River has been declared endangered due to the threat of pollution from sulfide mining. The St. Louis River is listed as one of the ten Most Endangered Rivers… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Revised Ag and Environment Bill

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Saint Paul, Minn. (June 5, 2015) — Earlier today, the Minnesota Legislature released a revised version of the Ag and Environment Budget Bill, following Governor Dayton’s veto of the bill on May 23. The Governor vetoed the bill citing the many roll backs on Minnesota’s environmental protections. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) and its 70… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Issues Statement on Governor’s Vetos

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Saint Paul, Minn. (May 23, 2015) — Earlier today, Governor Dayton used his veto pen on two major budget bills: the Agriculture and Environment Budget Bill, which contained a scaled back version of his buffer initiative and other provisions that would roll back Minnesota’s environmental protections; and the Jobs and Energy Budget Bill, which contained… Read more »

Legislature misses the mark on environmental issues; advocates urge Governor to stand his ground

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May 18, 2015, St. Paul, Minn – As the Minnesota Legislature prepares to adjourn later today, it’s clear that the outcomes of this Session will be marked by steps backward and missed opportunities for the precious Great Outdoors Minnesotans value dearly. “When we ask Minnesotans what they value most about our state, they talk about… Read more »