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Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is now less expensive to build than power sources that rely on fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

In the past year we have added a new team of five Community Coordinators working in regions that cover more than half the state. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

It’s hard to believe something so small can have such a huge impact, but that’s exactly what we’ve discovered about plastic microbeads Continue reading

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Why Phosphorus?

Why Phosphorus?

When discussing runoff pollution and the various ways to mitigate its impacts, phosphorus is often the first, or at least the most prominent, pollutant mentioned. Continue reading

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Minnesota, Carp, and Locks

Minnesota, Carp, and Locks

How in the world can we stop Invasive Carp from entering our beloved rivers and lakes? Continue reading

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Roll Out the Green Carpet

Roll Out the Green Carpet

The Environmental Initiative Awards is an uplifting reminder about the tremendous passion and commitment we have for Minnesota’s lakes, lands and way of life. Continue reading

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Everyone Is Talking About Buffer Strips

Everyone Is Talking About Buffer Strips

I have to say I’ve been quite surprised by one thing: everyone is talking about buffer strips. Continue reading

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We’re Not There Yet

We’re Not There Yet

While Vitter-Udall TSCA bill improves on current law in a few areas, it is worse in other areas. Continue reading

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Cleaner Water, More Habitat, Bipartisan Support

Cleaner Water, More Habitat, Bipartisan Support

A new measure to improve the water quality of our rivers and streams while creating thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat has bipartisan support. Continue reading

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Why Would We Slow the Growth of Clean Energy Businesses?

Why Would We Slow the Growth of Clean Energy Businesses?

Minnesota is a hotbed for clean energy business growth. Which is why I’m scratching my head to understand why legislators have introduced a bill designed to create gridlock and slow down this progress. Continue reading

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What About Lakes?

What About Lakes?

The motivation for clean up Minnesota’s lakes arises from the requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Accordingly, Minnesota must list its impaired waters – lakes, streams, wetlands – and then prepare plans to reverse the impairments. Continue reading

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Politics or Public Health?

Politics or Public Health?

The Minnesota legislature is in the process of debating four bills that would undermine the authority of the MPCA. Be sure to let your state decision makers know what you think about these bills. Continue reading

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Are French Fries Killing Our Forests?

Are French Fries Killing Our Forests?

Could our love of French fries be jeopardizing some of the state’s final remaining jackpine forestland? Continue reading

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Thank You Conservation Minnesota

Thank You Conservation Minnesota

I am off to a brand-new adventure, thanks in no small part to the wonderful people at Conservation Minnesota. This Wednesday I was privileged to receive the honor of an appointment to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) from Governor Mark Dayton. Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Dayton surprised many by announcing he would ask the legislature to improve on the laws protecting Minnesota’s streams and ditches against erosion and chemical runoff by establishing a minimum 50 foot buffer strip. Continue reading

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