Gov. Dayton Vetoes Bill that Eliminates Citizens' Board

Governor Mark Dayton said no to eliminating the MPCA Citizens’ Board and vetoed the Agriculture and Environment Budget Bill on Saturday! A provision eliminating the Citizens' Board had been inserted into the bill in the last days of the legislative session.

Standing up for the public good over corporate special interests, Gov. Dayton said in his veto letter, “Minnesotans care deeply about our Great Outdoors, and expect that our regulatory agencies will have the authority needed to protect natural resources. House File 846 weakens the state’s authority and threatens our future generations’ rights to clean water, land and air.”

Click here to let Governor Dayton know you stand with him. Also, let Senate and House leaders know that this bad bill must be fixed during the upcoming special session with the Citizens' Board staying strong.