The following is a public statement from Paul Austin, Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota, in response to Governor Dayton’s decision to roll back major portions of the state’s new buffers law in response to pressure from House Republicans.
“The decision by the governor and House Republicans to roll back a portion of the state’s buffer legislation was a truly disappointing development. There is broad, bipartisan support and urgency among all Minnesotans for cleaning up polluted waters. The fact that politics was injected into an issue that has no real partisan home shows that once again political theater was allowed to trump the will of the people of Minnesota.”
Conservation Minnesota is a nonpartisan organization working to protect the Minnesota you love. With 60,000 members statewide, Conservation Minnesota’s unique approach starts by asking Minnesotans which conservation issues are most important to solve.