Legislative Updates

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Legislative Updates
How FMR's priorities for the Mississippi River fared this session
We found success by looking for opportunities to move things forward in ways we maybe hadn’t considered from the outset. Read more
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For the 2nd straight year, a major victory for the Clean Water Fund
Ongoing efforts to address Minnesota’s most pressing water quality challenges and opportunities. Read more
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As session ends, new pathway opens for clean-water crops
We’ll be advocating for critical investments in clean-water crops such as Kernza, as well as more support for the local businesses nurturing their use. Read more
A farmer drives a combine harvester over a field of Kernza. Text over the image says "MNLEG 2024"
Lower-carbon transportation bill slowed by legislative headwinds
A Clean Transportation Standard might be one of FMR’s most ambitious — and important — legislative goals. Read more
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Big win: MN Legislature funds invasive carp deterrent
We're celebrating a major win in our efforts to stop invasive carp from spreading into Minnesota's waters this legislative session. Read more
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Supporting Minnesota's public lands
FMR recently signed on to a letter to legislators urging investment in Minnesota's public lands. Many of the special places our ecologists and volunteers work in depend on state support. Read more
Restoring public oversight of major MPCA decisions
We all benefit from community oversight of the biggest, most important agency for pollution regulation in Minnesota. Read more
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