Your help is needed to protect our clean air and water. A “dirty environment” bill passed by legislators Monday night is headed to the Governor for approval. He needs to hear from Minnesotans so he can stand strong and reject this bill. Provisions include but are not limited to (More info from the Minnesota Environmental Partnership here):
- Exempts sulfide mining waste from solid waste rules
- Grants polluters amnesty from enforcement and penalties
- Allows deceptive labeling for pollinator-friendly plants
- Suspends the sulfate standard that protects wild rice
- Raids clean water funds
- Abolishes the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board
- Weakens wetlands protections that open the door to increased sulfide mining
Please take action to ask Governor Dayton to veto this bill and send it back to be fixed.
Keep It Clean: Thursday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Governor’s Mansion
Join us at the Governor’s Mansion (1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul) tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m., for “Keep it Clean” — a press conference and rally to urge Governor Dayton to veto the dirty environment bill and ask the legislature to fix it. This is a positive, family-friendly event! RSVP and share on Facebook!
Contact Governor Dayton
Please call Governor Dayton at 651-201-3400 or 800-657-3717 and urge him to veto the Agriculture and Environment Omnibus Bill. Let him know that the Agriculture and Environment Omnibus Bill, HF 846, that the Legislature sent to his desk does not reflect Minnesotans’ values. We want clean air and water. Urge him to please veto this bill and send it back to the Legislature to be fixed. And send him a message online!
We’ll be phoning at the Sierra Club office on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. to reach other supporters and ask them to call the Governor or legislators and ask them to fix the bill. Training and pizza provided. To RSVP or find out other ways to help, contact Jill.Boogren@sierraclub.org
Thank you for your action and support!