July 1 Event and All Issues Related to Line #5 More Info
Stop Enbridge Line #5 information eventplanned for Weds, July 1, to coincide with Wisconsin State DNR hearings on Water Crossings and Wetlands Permit.
Divestment Minnesota Pension Funds More Info
Please click on the link for Divest-Invest Minnesota to sign the petition:
State Board of Investment (SBI) is meeting in August, at which meeting the Minnesota divestment coalition will be presenting arguments for divesting Minnesota pension funds from fossil fuel holdings. The Minnesota Divestment Coalition is requesting that coalition organizations and members sign on to a letter asking the State Board of Investment to divest from fossil fuels. The DFL Environmental Caucus signed as an organization.
The Minnesota Senate has decided to freeze funding
from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
until next year, they say, in case these funds need to be
raided to balance the budget!
But remember, the purpose of the ENRTF is "to provide a long-term, consistent, and stable source of funding for activities that protect, conserve, preserve, and enhance Minnesota's air, water, land, fish, wildlife, and other natural resources for the benefit of current citizens and future generations."
A draft consensus of Trust Fund projects and studies has been on the Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources table since last July. In the House, HF 4498, is ready to go, thanks to chief author Rep. Rick Hanson.
WE MUST LET SENATORS KNOW THAT THEIR PLAN TO DELAY IS UNACCEPTABLE!
Please call or email them TODAY!
START WITH Senate Majority Leader, Paul Gazelka (09, R), (651) 296-4875.
THEN CALL OR EMAIL, members of the key Senate committee responsible for this: Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Vice Chair: Ruud
Committee Office Phone: (651) 297-8063
Click on PDF for the Environment and Natural Resources Finance committee members and their contact information: