What will budget cuts mean for Minnesota’s parks and water?

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March 31, 2011

Last night, Steve Morse was interviewed on Fox 9 News about the Minnesota Legislature’s cuts to environmental funding. Here’s the video:

Sen., Advocate Discuss Environment Cuts: March 30, 2011

GOP lawmakers propose cuts to eliminate deficit

Published : Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011, 11:20 PM CDT

As GOP lawmakers work to find cost-saving cuts to eliminate the $5-billion budget deficit, environmental agencies hit the chopping block.

On Wednesday, proposals were debated that could affect a third of Minnesota’s state parks, from reducing hours to offering less services — even closing a couple parks.

The bill also cuts budgets for the DNR and Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency.

FOX 9 News spoke with Steve Morse, of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, about the proposed changes.

(Or watch the video on Fox’s website)

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