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 Blog strives 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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July 9, 2020

Tell your legislators to #FixthePipesMN and fund CREP this special session >>

July 9, 2020

Tell your legislators to pass a standalone environment trust fund bill. >>

Trevor Russell
July 7, 2020

A recent story from Minnesota Public Radio shines a light on some unexpected (and unnerving) new findings. Even in Minnesota’s relatively remote and pristine lakes, researchers are finding human-made contaminants of concern.  >>

 

Peter LaFontaine
July 4, 2020

Pristine lakes in remote parts of Minnesota — and around the country — are beginning to suffer from blooms of toxic algae, and scientists are piecing together a troubling answer as to why.  >>

Trevor Russell
June 24, 2020

Like pretty much everything in 2020 so far, Minnesota's recent legislative special session didn't go as well as we'd hoped it would.  >>

Trevor Russell
June 18, 2020

FMR joins with diverse #FixThePipesMN alliance in a renewed call for water infrastructure investments during a future special session. >>

Trevor Russell
June 16, 2020

At FMR, we believe that the Mississippi River belongs to all of us. As long as people of color live in fear of police violence and are made to feel unwelcome or unsafe in public spaces, the river does not belong to them. That must change. And we need to support this change during Minnesota's special session. Learn more and take action >>

Trevor Russell
June 16, 2020

In addition to our preexisting legislative priorities, FMR is following proposals from the Minnesota Legislature’s 19-member People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus. We urge you to to support them for a more equitable Minnesota.  >>

Peter LaFontaine
June 2, 2020

According to new disclosures, an enormous scofflaw corporation is trying to skirt basic environmental regulations in order to make billions on ... potatoes.  >>

Peter LaFontaine
May 22, 2020

The Parks Department is warning of potentially toxic algae blooms in some of Minneapolis's most-loved lakes. Here's what you need to know.  >>

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