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LSP Applauds MPCA Citizens’ Board Ordering of EIS on Massive Dairy Factory Farm

Historical Move Puts Mega-Operation Under the Microscope The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Citizens’ Board ruled this week that Riverview LLP’s proposed 8,850-cow dairy operation in Stevens County must undergo an in-depth Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). To my knowledge, this is the first time that the MPCA has ordered an EIS of a factory farm. The…  Read More

Action Needed to Reinstate the MPCA Citizens’ Board

Good news! State legislation that reinstates the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizens’ Board is moving forward, but legislators are going to need to hear from constituents for it to pass (HF 973—Persell, SF 627—Marty). You may recall that during the last hours of the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, language was inserted into a massive…  Read More

Bill to Weaken Local Control on Senate Floor MONDAY, May 8

The Land Stewardship Project just got word Friday night that the Minnesota Senate will be taking up the bill to weaken local control this Monday, May 8, at 11 a.m. The bill, House File 330, passed off the House Floor on Feb. 14. It had been scheduled to be on the Senate Floor on March…  Read More

LSP Launches ‘Keep Rural Minnesota Strong’ Media Campaign

Campaign Features Rural Opposition to State Legislation that Would Pave the Way for More & Larger Factory Farms in Minnesota The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) today launched a media campaign focused on rural opposition to proposed state legislation that would dramatically weaken environmental review of Minnesota’s largest proposed factory farms. The campaign features an advertisement…  Read More

Keep Local Control Strong. Oppose House File 330

Since the legislative session began Land Stewardship Project has been fighting a corporate backed effort to weaken the local control our Minnesota communities need to be strong. The bill will be on the House Floor at the State Capitol on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and we need you to take action now. House File 330…  Read More

Is Spending 1/2 of Your Income on Healthcare Sustainable?

The Minnesota HealthCare Financing Task Force is meeting today to vote on recommendations by the work groups, which will then be sent on to the state Legislature. I am especially concerned about the much-needed recommendation to increase MinnesotaCare eligibility from 200 percent (current level) to 275 percent of the federal poverty level, which is the…  Read More

Dayton Uses Executive Authority to Preserve Citizen Input into MPCA Decisions

Governor Mark Dayton announced on Aug. 4 that he would use his Executive Authority to create a Governors’ Citizens Committee to fill in for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizens’ Board. Earlier this year, despite a huge outpouring of opposition from rural people, the Minnesota Legislature abolished the 48-year-old Citizens’ Board. “As regulators make…  Read More