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 pass a standalone environment trust fund bill. >>

Trevor Russell
June 24, 2020

Like pretty much everything in 2020 so far, Minnesota's recent legislative special session did not 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.  >>

Trevor Russell
May 19, 2020

On Sunday at midnight, the 2020 Minnesota Legislature wrapped up a legislative session unlike any other. And in the end, most legislation failed to cross the finish line in time. Where does that leave our clean water initiatives? And what happens next?  >>

Trevor Russell
May 19, 2020

FMR's top clean water and Mississippi River bonding priorities failed to cross the finish line as the clock ran out on the legislative session.  >>

Trevor Russell
May 19, 2020

After FMR advocates and coalition partners stopped an attempted raid, the House and Senate passed relatively "clean" Environmental Trust Fund bills, but the clock ran out on final negotiations and no final vote was taken.  >>

 

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