Loon Commons

Blog URL: http://www.looncommons.org/

A forum for current and emerging environmental and conservation issues in Minnesota.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: environment, conservation, clean energy, global warming, clean water, clean air, Great Outdoors

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You’re invited! Join us at our Legislative & Policy Forum Wednesday evening on Feb 6, 2012 in Civic Engagement, , Energy, Funding for the Environment, Great Lakes, Health, Legislature, Policy Update, Sulfide mining, Transit and Transportation, WaterYou're invited! Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to network with state policy makers and volunteers and staff of MEP's member organizations, discuss our legislative priorities, and hear from our state legislative and agency leaders about their views on...



Bring resolutions for clean water and clean energy to your precinct caucus Tuesday! on Feb 6, 2012 in Civic Engagement, , Energy, Funding for the Environment, Legislature, Policy Update, Sulfide mining, WaterTonight are Minnesota's precinct caucuses! If you have never attended a caucus before, you should know that precinct caucuses provide an opportunity to get involved with the party of your choice, get to know your neighbors, and talk about issues that...



The Minnesota state legislature is out of step with Minnesotans on Feb 3, 2012 in Civic Engagement, Energy, Health, Legislature, Policy Update, WaterInstead of maintaining the laws that protect our water and our health, the legislature wants to weaken or roll back these protections! Our elected leaders must not move our state backwards on policies that protect our water, invest in clean energy an...



MN Pollution Control Agency does not slow down economy on Feb 2, 2012 in Legislature, Policy UpdateHouse File 1, passed in 2011, required MPCA to set a goal of issuing permits within 150 days. MPCA received over 2500 permit applications in the nine-month period between March 4, 2011 (when House File 1 took effect) and December 31. In that time, th...



No Dogs Allowed… Until After the Public Meeting on Jan 30, 2012 in Civic Engagement, Land ConservationSomeone tried to take public policy into their own hands here in Duluth, trying a line-item veto on the rules protecting the lovely pine forest of Minnesota Point. It’s not going to work. Minnesota Point is one of Duluth’s more unusual natural ar...



Ellen Anderson’s views are in line with those of Minnesotans on Jan 30, 2012 in Energy, Legislature, Policy UpdateEllen Anderson’s views are clearly in line with those of Minnesotans. An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans support increasing use of clean energy like wind and solar to meet our state’s energy needs.