Posts Categorized: Parks and Trails

Bonding: For herring, not for hugging

Posted by & filed under Loon Commons blog, Parks and Trails, State Budget.

This session of the Minnesota Legislature is supposed to be about bonding. By bonding, I don’t mean the “Hug a Ranger” campaign to raise awareness of the importance of the Iron Range. Bonding in this session means the Bonding Bill, a collection of perhaps up to one billion dollars in capital projects that have been… Read more »

BUDGET BITES: First budget-cutting bill headed to House and Senate floors

Posted by & filed under Funding for the Environment, Legislature, Parks and Trails, State Budget.

[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] By Christina Wessel, Minnesota Budget Project The Legislature is moving quickly to pass a “phase one” budget bill that would cut higher education, funding to… Read more »

Commentary by Steve Morse: Minnesotans back mining — if it’s safe (Star Tribune)

Posted by & filed under Parks and Trails, Sulfide mining, Water.

There’s solid support for strong oversight on projects like PolyMet’s. By Steve Morse Published Dec. 27, 2010 Star Tribune Minnesota has a great opportunity to produce a unique legacy of job creation combined with public health protection as it examines a new kind of mining — nonferrous sulfide mining — that has been proposed for… Read more »