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Republicans go 'slash and burn' on Minnesota's parks, environment funding

The people taking care of Minnesota’s parks, wildlife, air, and water aren't thrilled. The Minnesota Senate's Republican majority has unleashed a budget that reverses the state's historic devotion to ... read more

The “debate” is how deep to cut

For the most part, "continuing resolutions"--congressional actions that authorize existing government programs to go on as before--are pro-forma actions. Last year, the outgoing Democratic leadership ... read more

Trump fundamentally alters climate approach but resistance vowed

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said she’s stunned at how fast Trump is moving, describing his approach as “slash and burn ... Many Republican lawmakers said they understood why the Trump ... read more

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Our View: Springfield should lower its sights, cut taxpayers some slack

One week to go until its usual budget deadline and ... fire 1,000 state troopers, cut all funding for mass transit, close half the state parks, etc. Those "slash and burn" threats are too outlandish ... read more

Trumping Colombia’s peace: U.S. drug war threatens fragile accord, forests

At the same time, the U.S. has sought to slash crucial funding dedicated to the Colombian peace ... will only ramp up environmental damage to the national parks, bastion of Colombia’s unique ... read more

Hudak’s magic platform

Ron Charach, Toronto Tim Hudak states that he will not cut funding to education or health care and will ... He cut both and did not resign, of course. He then took a slash and burn approach to ... read more

Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature

There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between Minnesota's DFL-controlled House and Republican ... MPCA had asked for funding for a groundwater environmental impact statement in ... read more

Greenspace: How the environment has fared this session, so far

Budgets for environment-related agencies The DFL-controlled House and Republican ... parks and $24 million in Legacy money to fund soil and water conservation districts. Minnesota Public Radio News ... read more

Donald Trump's Plans for Planet Earth

EPA spokesperson confirmed today that Pruitt does not necessarily agree with everything in WH's proposed slash and burn budget ... “We as Republicans don’t have anything to be apologetic about with ... read more

The 10 most influential lobbyists in Minnesota

A fixture within Minnesota Republican ... funding. "I can't sit around here and say it's all me," says Rice, who's lobbied on behalf of the park board since 1985. "It's really the tradition that goes ... read more

Billions over budget. Two years after deadline. What’s gone wrong for the ‘clean coal’ project that’s supposed to save an industry?

Every time the Environmental Protection Agency adopts new standards for pollution at power plants, coal becomes more expensive to burn. This summer’s expected ... As clean-coal projects go, Kemper — ... read more

Legislature scorecard: How the environment has fared this session, so far

The DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate are far apart on funding levels for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency ... Proceeds from the lottery go into the Environmental Trust Fund, ... read more

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