Send 25-word email by February 2 to force public hearing on weakening pollution protections
January 26, 2017
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) wants to change Minnesota’s water quality rules, which will weaken existing pollution protection and cleanup standards on some stretches of streams.  Some affected waters flow into trout streams. We need to send emails by Thursday, February 2 at 4:30 p.m. to force a public hearing.

1. Send your email to: talurulemaking.pca@state.mn.us

2. In the subject line, copy and paste this: I oppose the complete set of proposed amendments to MN State Water Quality Rules establishing TALU and modifying Class 2 waters, and request a public hearing.

3. In the body of your email, paste the same information, then type your full name and address.

You are done!  This is the same action that helped us protect the Vermillion River. Now more streams are at risk.

By the way, TALU stands for Tiered Aquatic Life Uses.

You can do more.  We need determined eyes to review the changes and suggest comments by January 31.  You can stay off-the-record and submit them to John Lenczewski, our Minnesota Trout Unlimited Executive Director, for possible inclusion in our official remarks, or you can submit your own comments.

John’s email: jlenczewski@comcast.net  Please copy Dan Callahan: dan@twincitiestu.org

You can get the full explanation of the process, and the actual proposed language changes in the State Register, at this link:

http://mn.gov/admin/assets/SR41_25%20-%20Accessible_tcm36-268543.pdf

It’s challenging material. It will help if we can work as a team to go over the language. Please contact John or Dan to join in. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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