Energy & Environment
Ami knows that Minnesotans enjoy our state’s many lakes, state parks, and other natural resources. We must do all that we can to ensure that current and future generations of Minnesotans enjoy healthy lives and get to experience the beauty that is the North Star State.
During the 2019 legislative session, Ami introduced legislation to ban TCE after a company (Water Gremlin) in her district was found to be emitting excessive amounts of the carcinogenic chemical. Ami authored legislation to create a TCE stakeholders group and emissions account, as well as legislation to facilitate better community awareness of situations similar to what happened at Water Gremlin. She also authored a bill to require written permission before trapping on private lands.
Ami also co-authored other energy/environment-related legislation, including legislation that would:
- Provide increased funding for the Forever Green initiative;*
- Prohibit the use of certain flame-retardant chemicals;
- Provide a temporary credit for the purchase and installation of solar energy systems; and
- Prohibit labeling pesticide-treated plants as pollinator friendly.
*This legislation was passed and signed into law during the 2019 legislative session.