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Advocacy

Minnesota TU members, trout anglers and friends, Minnesota TU has been diligently working with several partners on efforts to protect the coldwater resources and rural communities in southeast Minnesota from threats posed by silica sand mining activities. One result has been the scheduling of a Minnesota Senate hearing on February 19 to gather testimony on […]

Advocacy
Governor Signed Legacy Bill Last Week
May 7, 2012

On Tuesday May 1, Governor Mark Dayton signed into law a bill containing an appropriation of $2.1 million to enable the Minnesota Council and seven chapters of Trout Unlimited to continue enhancing and restoring in-stream, riparian and lake habitats around the State. The bill, Senate File 2493, appropriates proceeds of a constitutionally dedicated sales tax […]

Advocacy

Minnesota TU members, anglers & conservationists: As you are undoubtedly aware, efforts to get the MN Legislature to approve long overdue increases in fishing license fees have stalled in both House and Senate. We urgently need you, your friends, fishing buddies, neighbors, etc., to contact your legislators, as well as the leadership of both bodies. […]

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School Trust Lands
April 23, 2012

It looks like it is time to call the Governor’s office to ask for a veto of the bill altering the DNR’s authority over School Trust Lands – HF 2244/SF 1889. The issue was covered in the April 3 alert regarding the House Omnibus Environment bill, and those concerns apply to this stand-alone bill. Strong […]

Advocacy

Legislation which threatens to undermine Minnesota’s commitment to wetland conservation is advancing. It is time to ask Governor Dayton to stand by Minnesota’s policy of NO NET LOSS of wetlands, and have his agencies press this message. Send the sample letter below or edit it with your own words to let the Governor know why […]

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Latest Alerts!
March 19, 2012

Govt. Issues:  2 bills in the State House & Senate.  One would curtail the ability of local governments to place moratoriums on any new development (like mines) to give them time to examine the new issues these developments would create.  This has already cleared several committees. The second bill would eliminate all environmental rules in […]

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Silica Sand Mining
March 13, 2012

Bills weakening ability of Southeast MN residents to restrict silica sand mining could get Floor votes at any time – More calls are urgently needed Two bills which would weaken the ability of local residents to place a hold on silica sand mining permit applications, while their communities study how best to restrict operations to […]

Advocacy

Senator Klobuchar and Rep Ellison are poised to introduce legislation aimed at stopping the spread of Asian carp above the St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam, slowing their advance up the Mississippi River, and directing federal resources at research to control/suppress them. I was in Washington D.C. last week in part to garner support from […]