Posts Categorized: Press Release

MEP News Release: Walz Administration Clean Energy Plan

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 4, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT:Sara Wolff, Advocacy DirectorMinnesota Environmental, 651-789-0651 Walz Administration clean energy plan offers an important step forward This morning Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a new plan to put Minnesota on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. We are excited to see this administration making… Read more »

House Omnibus Bill Undercuts Minnesotans Love of Clean Water

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(April 15, 2015, St. Paul, Minn)  – Today, the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee is hearing public testimony on the Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Finance bill. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership and its more than 70 member organizations oppose many provisions in this bill that harm the progress Minnesota has made… Read more »

MONDAY: Minnesota Environmental Partnership Announcing Sulfide Mining Poll on Press Call

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(April 10, 2015, St. Paul, Minn.) — During a call press call the afternoon of Monday, April 13, 2015, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) will present the findings of a new statewide public opinion poll on sulfide mining in Minnesota. Two sulfide mines have been proposed in Northeastern Minnesota, one near the Boundary Waters, and… Read more »

Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Passes the Minnesota House

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Kennedy 612.309.3951 Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Passes the Minnesota House Legislation Establishes 40 Percent by 2030 Renewable Electricity Standard, Solar Energy Standard [SAINT PAUL, MN] The Minnesota House of Representatives last night passed clean energy and jobs legislation, establishing a solar standard of 4 percent… Read more »

Diverse Coalition Urges Farm Operators To Do Their Fair Share to Clean Up Rivers

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St. Paul, MN (May 29, 2012) – A unique coalition of Minnesota cities, conservation groups and farm and business representatives today called upon the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to hold farm operators accountable for cleaning up their share of run-off pollution flowing into the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Standing in front of the Minnesota Pollution… Read more »

Gov’s signing of Enviro, Game and Fish bills disappointing

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Statement by Steve Morse, executive director of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership Omnibus Environment and Game and Fish Bills’ passage further chips away at Minnesota’s environmental foundation Legislative Approval of Rules Bill (HF 203) Governor Dayton’s veto of this bill is good news for Minnesotans. With the Governor’s veto, a very real restriction and defacto moratorium… Read more »

Coalition letter to Gov. Dayton about three environmental bills

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On May 1, members of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership sent the following letter to Governor Mark Dayton: Dear Governor Dayton, As you know, this Legislature has made a number of efforts to weaken environmental protections in this state.  Your staff and staff from the MPCA, DNR, and BWSR have done a great deal to eliminate… Read more »

Omnibus Environmental Policy Bill contains too many bad provisions

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By Steve Morse, Executive Director Our coalition is disappointed today that the Minnesota House passed the Omnibus Environmental Bill (H.F. 2164) without addressing the some serious problems identified by our nonprofit members and Governor Dayton’s agencies. Troubling provisions of this bill include: Loss of wetlands Instead of following the current Wetland Conservation Act that replaces… Read more »

Midwestern Voters Willing to Pay More for Clean Energy

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SAINT PAUL (Feb. 19, 2012) – A majority of voters in four Midwestern states are willing to pay $6 a month on their electricity bills to help promote clean energy and energy efficiency, according to a telephone poll of 1,600 voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The poll, sponsored by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership… Read more »