Since being signed into law on Oct. 18, 1972, the federal Clean Water Act has helped Minnesota and the rest of our nation limit and clean up pollution in our lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, many leaders in Minnesota proved unfriendly to our water during the past legislative session.
Posts Categorized: Water
AUDIO: Steve Morse discusses agriculture and water pollution on AM950
Steve Morse joined radio host Nancy Nelson Tuesday, Oct. 4, on AM950 to discuss Legacy Amendment funds for cleaning up our water, and how water pollution is tied to agriculture.
Betty McCollum: Washington Update on TRAIN Act
From Congresswoman Betty McCollum On September 23, House Republicans passed a destructive bill called the TRAIN Act (H.R. 2401). This legislation institutes needless bureaucratic delays and stall tactics to permanently… Read more »
Troubled Waters Remain Troubled
A three-hour drive separates the rolling hills of Minnesota’s Douglas County from the front steps of the Bell Museum of Natural History. But a year after the controversy over Troubled… Read more »
Weakening Factory Farm Rules in the Midnight Hour
What’s a sure sign that legislators are not carrying out the wishes of the general public? Answer: when their actions have to be carried out in secret, behind closed doors,… Read more »
Stripping Erosion Control to its Bare Essentials
While walking through a knee-high prairie planted on a central Iowa hillside Tuesday, I happened to look down. Trapped amongst all that vegetation was an impressive amount of rich, black… Read more »
Restoring Watershed Health: Drop-by-Drop
Another rainy Friday: a good time to contemplate what trying to produce food on an industrial scale has done to our natural plumbing—and how it pays back the favor. Recommend… Read more »
Budget Bites: Cuts-only approach to budget jeopardizes our lakes, rivers and streams
The Minnesota House has proposed eliminating general fund support for Clean Water Partnership grants, which provide necessary resources to protect and clean up Minnesota’s water.
Earth Day and Wild Rice Hotdish ‘Protest’
This Earth Day, do your part to leave Minnesota’s Great Outdoor legacy for future generations.
Take the Living Green Expo Earth Day Challenge
This Earth Day (April 22), the Living Green Expo is challenging each Minnesotan to take a personal pledge to make at least one change that will positively impact the earth…. Read more »