Posts Categorized: news release

Press Statement: Legislative Session Delivers Rollback, Raids to Minnesota’s Environment

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Press Statement May 23, 2017 Media Contact: Sara Wolff 651-491-1229 Legislative Session Delivers Rollback, Raids to Minnesota’s Environment This legislative session is a disappointment for Minnesota’s environment. Steve Morse, Executive Director of Minnesota Environmental Partnership, said, “Unfortunately, the 2017 legislative session was about backpedaling. The legislature passed raids, rollbacks and restrictions to public participation that… Read more »

Hundreds from across Minnesota rally at Capitol to “Protect our Water!”

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Hundreds from across Minnesota rally at Capitol to “Protect our Water!” Governor Dayton, Winona LaDuke, Ann Bancroft among speakers rallying for Minnesota’s water St. Paul, Minnesota – On April 19, a coalition of over 40 organizations hosted over 800 registered participants from across Minnesota at Water Action Day, a day of action and advocacy to protect… Read more »

Voices from across Minnesota call on Legislature to protect water, end attempts to roll back environment protection

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April 13, 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota — Thursday morning, April 13, citizens from across Minnesota held a press conference at the Minnesota Capitol, calling on the Minnesota Legislature to protect our water and end attempts to unravel the fabric of Minnesota’s environmental protections.  The Minnesota Legislature’s budget bills include proposals to limit environmental review, suspend… Read more »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »