by Anna LaCombe As Scott Pruitt marks the one month anniversary of his tenure as the head of the EPA, I would like to take a moment today to thank […]
There’s an old saying in politics: “follow the money”. Here at the North Star Chapter, we try to do exactly that. So, between now and the end of the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature, we’ll be profiling a different interest group that is behind one or more bad attacks on our air and water every week here at the North Star Chapter Blog.
First Up: The American Progressive Bag Alliance
Crowd shot at the Alberta Clipper public meeting in Bemidji. By Scott Russell The U.S. State Department hosted a public meeting in Bemidji Tuesday to get public comments on a […]
Minnesota has many years of established environmental regulatory practice that has served the state well. Environmental rules and regulations are based on science – our public agencies are the best equipped to review and interpret scientific data and consensus, and apply it to the public interest without bias. But a new bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would create new mechanisms to delay or block new environmental rules from being implemented. Do we base such decisions on facts, on proven cause and effect, or…
Trump may have been right when he told a room full of reporters that his administration is running like a finely-tuned machine. It is just not one that many Americans would recognize…
Enbridge is trying once again to add unneeded capacity to its tar sands pipelines through northern Minnesota, threatening our waters, wild rice beds, tourism, and tribal territory. We need your help to stop it.
Minnesota State Senator Scott Newman (R- Hutchinson) has recently taken up his position as the chair of the Transportation Committee. Newman has stated that his focus will be to expand funding in Greater Minnesota for construction roads and bridges, while limiting the budget of public transit in the Twin Cities area, as well as the rest of the state. As have many state Republicans over the years, Newman asserts that rural areas of Minnesota have not received their fair share of transportation funding. But what does the data show?
by Anna LaCombe The Minnesota legislature unleashed the first wave of bills that seek to undercut the regulatory powers of government agencies. Although this is hardly a new tactic imagined […]
By: Justin Fay On November 8, voters in Minnesota and around the country and cast their votes for offices ranging from President all the way down to city council, township […]
by Anna LaCombe Last Friday, Minnesota held its fifth Environmental Congress at the University of Minnesota. The annual event is hosted by the Environmental Quality Board, the publishers of the […]