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Moratorium on large dairies proposed at Minnesota Legislature

03/12/2020 | Star Tribune

A bill in the Minnesota Legislature would impose a four-year moratorium on large new dairy farms or expansions.

The bill, introduced this week by Reps. Ami Wazlawik, Todd Lippert and Jamie Becker-Finn, would forbid the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or counties from issuing permits for “constructing or expanding a dairy-animal operation that will be capable of holding more than 1,000 animal units after construction or expansion.” Read more

TCE Ban Advances in minnesota house

03/04/2020 | White Bear Press

Legislation to ban trichloroethylene (TCE) is moving forward in the Minnesota House of Representatives. On Feb. 24, the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee unanimously approved HF 3376, authored by Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL-White Bear Township). The bill would prohibit use of TCE, a chemical that increases risks for certain types of cancer and other serious health issues. Read more

Bill introduced to finish final leg of Lake Links Trail

02/19/2020 | White Bear Press

Legislation was introduced by Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) last week to complete the final segment of the 10-mile Lake Links Trail. Read more

Addressing water gremlin in the legislature

02/13/2020 | WCCO

Lawmakers are taking action to make sure another Water Gremlin doesn’t happen. The manufacturing plant in White Bear Township endangered the community and raised several pollution concerns. Read more

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