The House Environment and Natural Resources Committee recently voted on three important amendments to the House Environment Omnibus Bill (H.F. 846). The amendments would remove sections of the proposed omnibus bill that will 1)shrink the role of citizen participation in the MPCA Citizens’ Board, 2)add a provision to require legislative review of water quality rules while providing less funding for AIS and parks and trails, and 3) prevent the MPCA from enforcing the wild rice standard.
See how each committee member voted on the three amendments:
Preserve citizen participation and transparency for the Pollution Control Agency
Allocate funds to core environmental programs instead of duplicative legislative review
Uphold wild rice water quality standard for sulfates
For additional background we recommend this recent Star Tribune article titled “House GOP legislators, Dayton spar over environmental bill”.