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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 »

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 Legacy Bill Letter – April 4, 2017

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April 4, 2017 Dear Members of the Minnesota House: We, the undersigned organizations and the citizens we represent, respectfully ask you to vote NO on the H.F. 707 – the House Omnibus Legacy Bill. In 2008, 1.8 million Minnesota voters approved the Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment, which dedicates 3/8th of 1 percent sales… 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 »

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 »