News Watch: February 9

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Agriculture & Food
Public News Service: More Voices Sought in Farm, Immigration Debate

Climate Change 
MPR: GOP-backed measures seek to rein in science used at EPA

Conservation
MinnPost: Newly launched campaign aims to raise funds for MinnPost’s environmental coverage

Energy
The Lake Country Echo: Back to Basics: Speaker to tackle ‘renewable energy revolution’featuring MEP member group Fresh Energy
Midwest Energy NewsCommentary: Removing co-op oversight jeopardizes rural solar
Midwest Energy NewsNew Xcel program sells renewable energy directly to businesses and homeowners

Mining
MinnPost: Lawsuit against PolyMet land exchange raises potent issue of taxpayers’ rightsfeaturing MEP member group WaterLegacy
Timberjay: Nolan faces pushback over request to Trump featuring MEP member groupNortheastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

Opinion, Duluth News Tribune: Local view: Duluth Chamber can remember its own words, live up to them by Tonia Kittelson of MEP member group Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Oil & Pipelines
Democracy Now!: A Violation of Tribal & Human Rights: Standing Rock Chair Slams Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline
MPR: Dakota Access pipeline construction to restart ‘immediately’
MPR: Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline
MPR: Two cities vote to pull more than $3 billion from Wells Fargo over Dakota pipeline

Parks & Trails
Star Tribune: Bridge project begins, Godfrey Parkway near Minnehaha Park closes

Pollinators
Duluth News Tribune: Trump blocks endangered status for dwindling bumble bee
MinnPost: How the bees you know are killing the bees you don’t

Pollution
MinnPost: Trump’s no friend of the environment, but Congress is doing the real damage

Transportation
MPR: Rochester eyes ‘game changer’ transit plan. Will public get on board? featuring MEP member group Transit for Livable Communities

Waste & Recycling
KSTP: Eureka Recycling Promises to Fix Problems Soon in St. Paul featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling
Monitor St. Paul: Monitor In A Minute featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling
MPR: Recycling pickup missed in St. Paul? Contractor says they’re working on it
Star Tribune: Frustrations persist with new St. Paul recycling program featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling

Water
Brainerd Dispatch: Future of water quality to be discussed

Wildlife & Fish
MPR: After more than a century, bison return to Canada’s oldest national park
St. Croix 360: St. Croix River’s marvelous mussels are focus of Feb. 18 presentation featuring MEP member group St. Croix River Association

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