News Watch: February 16

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February 16, 2017

Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
The Kenyon Leader: Controversy surrounding factory hog farm permit, public meeting in Red Wing Monday evening featuring MEP member group Land Stewardship Project
Public News Service: Letter Sent to Sessions about Ag Mega-Mergers
Steele County Times: Area Feedlots At Center Of State Appeals Court Decision featuring MEP member group Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy

Climate Change 
Brainerd Dispatch: Speaker to address climate change featuring MEP member group The Nature Conservancy
Patch: Making Home Heating, Cooling Climate-Friendly: New Study featuring MEP member group Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

Conservation
Northland Press: Protecting Lake Roosevelt Through a New Aquatic Management Area featuring MEP member group Leech Lake Area Watershed Foundation

Energy
Midwest Energy News: Changes to Minnesota power plant bill ease some opponents’ concerns
MPR: Minnesota Senate says yes to Becker power plant
MinnPost: American households’ energy costs fall to a new low: just 4 cents of each dollar

Mining
Duluth News Tribune: Mesabi Metallics CEO asks to meet with Dayton on leases

Oil & Pipelines
Duluth News Tribune: Enbridge closes on Dakota Access stake
Duluth News Tribune: TransCanada files Keystone XL route application in Nebraska
MPR: Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands
MPR: Trump signs bill undoing oil, gas reporting rule

Pollinators
MPR: Crop-protecting fungicides may be hurting the honey bees
MPR: Group sues Trump administration for delaying bumblebee’s endangered listing

Pollution
Mother Jones: Toxic Liquid Nuclear Waste Headed for US Roadways

Transportation
MinnPost: Plan to kill regional transit board moves closer to reality
Star Tribune: Gold Line busway gets millions toward a 2024 opening
Star Tribune: Metro Mobility reports 6 percent ridership gain for 2016
Star Tribune: Metro Transit sent reps to Houston for Bowl intelligence

Waste & Recycling
MPR: Recycling woes linger for some St. Paul residents
Star Tribune: St. Paul continues to negotiate organized trash collection with haulers

Water
MPR: Construction work to begin on Red River diversion project
MPR: Pollution has worked its way down to the world’s deepest waters
Star Tribune: Blaine schools are closed Monday after water pressure problems return

Wildlife & Fish
Brainerd Dispatch: Years of animal facility inspection reports scrubbed from USDA website

One Response to “News Watch: February 16”

  1. Jan Best

    I think you have changed your news updates! I used to get emailed to me one page if news/links of environmental interest. It was easy to read and I could quickly review it to see what I wanted to read. I noticed today that you have changed that. I have a very difficult time seeing the green lettering against the light background. Could you change the color to black? I believe you had blue before and I could see that ok. Anyway, I find it hard to read thru the news. It takes a few clicks to even find the news, then I can’t scan it real fast . I don’t like this new format.

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