About the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)

Since 1974, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy has been protecting our water, air, land and people.

MCEA works with government agencies, the Legislature, and the courts to set sound environmental policy, to ensure good laws are enacted, and to enforce the law when needed. We are committed to working across all sectors – private and public, profit and nonprofit, political and academic – to form the partnerships needed to succeed. Real environmental issues are complex and real environmental progress takes time. MCEA is in it for the long haul.

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Recent Posts

  • US Supreme Court takes mercury case Posted 2 days ago
    Front-page news in many papers this morning reporting that the US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge from industry groups and some 20 red (or coal) states to EPA's mercury rule.  The issue is whether the phrase "appropriate and necessary" in the Clean Air Act requires the ...
  • Climate justice: long ways to go Posted 2 days ago
    MCEA commended President Obama's recent commitment of $3 billion to the UN's Green Climate Fund, but we cautioned that it was just a good first step.  A new report from the Climate Policy Initiative shows how far we have to go to provide the necessary climate change adaptation assistance ...
  • Where have two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions come from? Posted 3 days ago
    From just 90 companies.

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  • MCEA Opposes Weakened Standards for Sauk River Chain of Lakes Posted 3 months ago
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency proposed to significantly weaken the existing nutrient standards for the Sauk River Chain of Lakes, which would allow much higher algae levels than the state's existing standards. The proposed algae concentrations would be the highest allowed anywhere in the state, and could result in ...
  • Welcome, Cordelia Pierson! Minnesota Environmental Fund's new executive director! Posted 5 months ago
    The Minnesota Environmental Fund (MEF) is a state-wide network of 23 of Minnesota’s most respected and responsible nonprofit environmental and conservation organizations, including MCEA, working together to protect, conserve, and restore Minnesota’s environment through employee giving. Recently, MEF announced Cordelia Pierson as their new executive director! Please join us in ...
  • Congratulations to new members of the Legislative Water Commission! Posted 5 months ago
    MCEA congratulates the newly-appointed members of the Legislative Water Commission, which was created by the 2014 Legislature. The Senate members are Senators Chuck Wiger, Carrie Ruud, Bev Scalze, Gary Dahms, Matt Schmit, and Roger Chamberlain.  The House members are:  Representatives Peter Fischer, Paul Torkelson, Clark Johnson, Matt Dean, John ...

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