Posts Categorized: Water

Budget Bites: Deep cuts for education, housing, labor and health and human services in federal budget deal

Posted by & filed under Energy, Federal Budget, Funding for the Environment, Water.

[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 »

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 »