Posts Categorized: News Releases

Press Statement: Governor’s veto defends wild rice, blocks special favors for sulfide ore mines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2018   MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Wolff, Advocacy Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership sara@mepartnership.org, 651-789-0651   This morning, Governor Mark Dayton announced his veto of the Wild Rice Bill, which would have taken Minnesota backward on protecting this important resource. This bill would not have protected wild rice or set up a… Read more »

Press Statement on the 2018 Legislative Session

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MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Wolff, Advocacy Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership sara@mepartnership.org, 651-789-0653 Legislative Session Ends with Shattering of Public Trust This legislative session fell far short of meeting Minnesotans’ expectations. At a time when our state needs to make progress on climate change, water quality, pollinator health and transit, this legislature was defined by rollbacks, raids… Read more »

Press Statement on Governor Dayton’s Proposed Groundwater Protection Rule

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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2018 MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Morse, Executive Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership stevemorse@mepartnership.org, 651-789-0653   Statement on Governor Dayton’s Proposed Groundwater Protection Rule Last week, Governor Dayton and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) released a revised proposed draft groundwater protection rule to protect drinking and groundwater from nitrate contamination…. Read more »

News Release: Our New Environment Forum Gets Leading Governor Candidates on The Record

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For Immediate Release Thursday, January 25th, 2018 St. Paul, MN – Six leading candidates for Governor of Minnesota faced tough questions about the state’s environment at Hamline University on Wednesday night. Over 250 Minnesotans attended the event in person, and thousands more participated remotely by proposing and voting for questions on Minnesota’s air, water, land… Read more »

Media Advisory: PolyMet Permit to Mine Released; Environmental Community Maintains Opposition

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MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release Friday, January 5, 2018 Contact: Steve Morse, 651.789.0653 Sara Wolff, 651.491.1229 PolyMet Permit to Mine Released; Environmental Community Maintains Opposition   January 5, 2018 (Saint Paul, Minn.) – Earlier today, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released the Permit to Mine for the PolyMet open-pit sulfide mining project in… Read more »

Press Statement: Department of Commerce concludes that Line 3 Pipeline is not needed in Minnesota

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PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Sara Wolff, Advocacy Director Minnesota Environmental Partnership sara@mepartnership.org, 651-491-1229 Department of Commerce concludes that Line 3 Pipeline is not needed in Minnesota   This afternoon the Department of Commerce submitted testimony to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission concluding that Enbridge has not established a need… Read more »

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 »

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 »