April 24, 2015, St. Paul, Minn – This afternoon, as the House was set to take up the Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Budget Bill, H.F. 846, a group of 45 environmental and conservation nonprofits delivered a floor letter to members of the Minnesota House of Representative.
In the letter, the groups, led by the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, urged House members to reject the many provisions that obstruct or prohibit state agencies charged with protecting our water and controlling pollution from carrying out their duties, including those that are required under the Federal Clean Water Act. In addition, the letter also calls out sections of the bill that raid $21.376 million that was set aside for protecting and cleaning up our water from leaking solid waste landfills and fail to follow through with the $29 million in paybacks to closed landfill funds, even at a time when the state coffers are overflowing.
These 45 environmental and conservation nonprofits stand united in their message members of the Minnesota House of Representatives to vote “No” on H.F. 846 unless all the “dirty water” provisions are removed.
About Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition of more than 70 environmental, conservation, and civic organizations working together for clean water, clean energy and protection of our Great Outdoors. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership engages state leaders, unites environmental efforts and helps citizens take action for the Minnesota they love.