In the land of 10,000 lakes, it’s easy to forget that much of southeastern Minnesota has very few. So, in Rochester the pools are where it’s at to beat the heat! Which is why it's important that as Rochester looks to invest in their amenities, the city consider not just how many people use the current park facilities like the pool, but who uses them.
The Minnesota Senate GOP once again considers firing Governor-appointed commissioners including Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner Laura Bishop. The threatened firing comes on the heels of a contentious session where the same senators threatened to withhold environment funding if the Walz administration didn’t delay or halt the already approved Clean Cars rule.
Meaningful clean energy policy is on its way to Governor Walz’s desk for signing after the House and Senate pass the Commerce & Energy Omnibus Bill. The bill creates crucial policy changes to guide energy investments and regulation while funding energy-related agencies and programs.
Conservation Minnesota is living our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environmental movement by adding Juneteenth (June 19) as an official organization holiday. To help institutionalize and celebrate this important and historic day, we are joining many local governments, major Minnesota employers, and partners in recognizing Juneteenth.
During this year’s legislative session both the House and the Senate passed the ECO Act. The bill had bipartisan support and is the first major piece of clean energy legislation signed into law by Governor Walz.
Minnesota is on track to become the 15th state—and first in the Midwest—to adopt stricter tailpipe emission standards after an Administrative Law Judge approved the Clean Cars rule and recommended it for adoption last month.