Protect environmental programs, stop rollbacks

Winona La Duke surrounded by Minnesotans who want to protect our water in the capitol rotunda

Water Action Day speaker Winona LaDuke reminded legislators of the importance of protecting our drinking water, lakes, creeks or rivers and not rolling back protections at the 2018 rally. (Join us for Water Action Day 2019!)

Last year’s session saw both houses of the legislature pass one of the most far-reaching environmental bills in recent memory, rolling back environmental policy and funding nearly across the board. Fortunately, Gov. Mark Dayton swiftly vetoed the original Environment Bill.

Unfortunately, many of the rollbacks to basic environmental protections in last year’s original vetoed bill are likely to reappear in legislation this session.

We stand with Minnesotans from all walks of life who believe that clean and healthy rivers, lakes, streams and drinking water supplies must never be compromised for political gain.

FMR will continue to work hard to prevent further rollbacks and to safeguard Minnesota's existing policies and programs that protect our natural resources.

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