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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March 4, 2022

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. >>

February 23, 2022

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. >>

By Peter LaFontaine
February 10, 2022

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.  >>

January 31, 2022

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. >>

By Peter LaFontaine
January 21, 2022

The House Climate Action Caucus just released its 2022 Minnesota Climate Action Plan. Here's what's in it and how you can help make it a reality.  >>

By Trevor Russell
January 20, 2022

One of FMR’s top priorities this legislative session is investing in Minnesota’s water infrastructure. That’s why we’re asking Gov. Tim Walz and the Legislature to help #FixThePipesMN — and why we’re so pleased that Walz proposed $200 million in water infrastructure investment through the bonding bill this session.  >>

January 14, 2022

Minnesota's 2022 legislative session kicks off on January 31. Here's what to expect and a rundown of FMR's top priorities this session.  >>

By Trevor Russell
January 10, 2022

On January 7, FMR was one of eight environmental organizations (led by the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy) that provided comments to the State of Minnesota on the state's 2022 Impaired Waters List on behalf of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership. We focused on three key pollutants: sulfate (in wild rice waters), "forever chemicals" and nitrate contamination. Here's our letter.  >>

By Peter LaFontaine
January 8, 2022

Brighten up your next morning jog with a special Kernza-centric episode of the Field Work podcast.  >>

By Trevor Russell
January 5, 2022

On January 5, FMR was one of 22 organizations that delivered a letter to the Walz administration detailing our position on the state's proposed clean fuel standard rulemaking process. Here's our letter, which outlines principles that will keep any clean fuel standard true to its name.  >>

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