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Clean Water Action is fighting to protect Minnesota’s communities, health, and water through systemic change. Through education, developing grassroots leaders, and mobilizing our members to get involved in policy decisions we're keeping the pressure on lawmakers to stand with people, not polluters. Our scorecard for the 2015 Minnesota legislative session and special session scores every Minnesota state legislator on their votes for or against renewable energy, water quality, and toxics in our environment.
Take action and tell your legislators what you think of their scores!
Which Side Are They On? The 2015 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard
On October 1st, Clean Water Action released a scorecard for the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, scoring every state legislator on their votes on significant environmental bills. The scorecard reveals both disappointingly low environmental scores from some legislators and notable scores from environmental champions. More than half (57.2%) of our Minnesota legislature received a failing environmental score for the 2015 legislative session.
The scorecard focused on votes about clean energy policy, keeping plastic microbeads out of our water, the Omnibus Environmental and Natural Resources Finance bill, the Toxic Free Kids Act, and more.
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Top scientists warn that we must decrease Global Warming pollution 80% by 2050 in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, making the switch to clean, renewable energy, increasing efficiency and use of alternative fuels for vehicles, increasing use of public transportation and immediately investing in energy efficiency and conservation measures. Clean Water Action is working to make the new energy economy a reality by advocating for strong, science-based policies in the State Legislature and Congress.
Minnesotans love our lakes, rivers and streams. We enjoy swimming, fishing and boating on our state’s beautiful waters. But polluters have succeeded in weakening the Clean Water Act, our waters’ best defense against degradation. EPA inaction and pro-polluter Supreme Court rulings have jeopardized the integrity of this landmark law. Without a strong Clean Water Act and strict enforcement our lakes, rivers and streams are at risk. Clean Water Action is fighting to restore the original intent of the Act—making sure all our waters are safe for fishing and swimming.