[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state and federal budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] A last-minute budget deal to avert a federal government shutdown on April 8 includes approximately $38 billion in spending cuts for the current… Read more »
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Last night, Steve Morse was interviewed on Fox 9 News about the Minnesota Legislature’s cuts to environmental funding. Here’s the story:
Steve Morse testifies about why HF1010 falls short of budget recommendations for the environment and also threatens Minnesota’s Great Outdoors heritage of clean lakes, rivers and streams.
On Feb. 16, Congresswoman McCollum referred to Minnesota’s Valentines to the EPA when she spoke against budget cuts to environmental protection programs on the U.S. House Floor.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the We Heart EPA campaign! We are happy to report that the effort resulted in some great actions:
Governor Dayton will release his budget plan on Feb. 15. Come get a look at the details Feb. 18, at 1 p.m., from Abigail Read, Executive Budget Coordinator at Minnesota Management & Budget.
It is critical that members hear from their constituents about the importance of funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
“As a student of Stillwater Area High School and a member of Youth Environmental Activists of Minnesota, a metro-wide coalition of students concerned with environmental affairs, I am a daily witness to the passion and desire present in our generation to transform our already beautiful state into a more sustainably conscious home.
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 »
Well, if you weren’t one of the 600 people who got tickets to Sunday’s Bell screenings of Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story, don’t fret. After yet another week of confusion and rumors, it was announced today that Twin Cities Public Television will go ahead and broadcast the film Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.,… Read more »