Numerous bills addressing lead pollution and lead in drinking water are moving forward at the Legislature this session. Here's how Minnesota could get the lead out of schools, drinking water pipes and more. >>
Water and Legislative Updates Blog
FMR is proud to be a leading voice to protect the water of our Big River, and all the people and wildlife who depend on it.
Our Water program and Legislative updates strive to keep you up to date on important water-quality issues, from the banks of the Mississippi to the halls of the Legislature. (For political animals, here's a legislative-content-only version.)
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Since 1991, lottery money for the environment has provided approximately $875 million to nearly 1,800 projects around the state. But nothing lasts forever. Act now to keep the dedication of lottery proceeds to environmental projects from expiring. >>
This year, both the House and the Senate have put forward measures regarding FMR's top legislative priority: clean-water crops. Though the proposed funding levels are pretty different, here's why we're still hopeful. >>
Salt pollution is a serious issue for our waters. Sign the petition to let legislators know that you support both safe communities and a healthier river. >>
A pair of bills have been introduced in the Legislature that could undermine local aquifer levels and undercut one of Minnesota’s bedrock environmental laws: the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act. >>
Two bills proposing investments in clean-water crops are already making their way through important committees at the Legislature with support from both sides of the aisle. >>
FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are being considered in the Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance & Policy Committee on March 9. If your representative sits on this committee, please take a moment to send a quick message in support of these bills. >>
FMR's top two priorities for the 2022 legislative session are each being considered in the House Agriculture Finance & Policy Committee on Monday, February 28. If your representative sits on this committee, please take a moment to send a quick message in support of these bills. >>
On the first day of Minnesota's 2022 legislative session, Rep. Todd Lippert and Rep. Rick Hansen introduced a bill to aid small businesses focused on clean-water crops, marking progress on a major FMR priority. >>
On January 18, the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus introduced an ambitious $1 billion Climate Action Plan that includes major new investments in three of FMR's top priorities for the 2022 Minnesota legislative session. Please take a moment to tell the governor, House and Senate that you support these investments. >>