Our MinnPost commentary on the Environmental Trust Fund Raid

by Trevor Russell

MinnPost recently published a commentary written by FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark (left) and Fresh Energy Executive Director Michael Noble (right).

The piece highlights our concerns with the Legislature’s 2018 raid on the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund to pay for principle and interest on state bonding project, and why we've taken the unusual step of suing the state to fix it. 

Check out the Community Voices commentary.

You can also learn more about the origins of the Trust Fund raid, and some of our previous efforts to stop it, at our Water Blog.

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