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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  • New NRDC report on lead-contaminated drinking water Posted 11 hours ago
    The report can be accessed here. This problem is not limited to Flint, but Flint is where the legal process to address this is furthest along. Noah Hall, former MCEAer, is the special counsel working on the Flint cases, and he will be the keynote speaker at our Legally ...
  • Dodging bullets--US Supreme Court 2015-16 Term Posted 3 days ago
    Back when the Court convened in October, it certainly appeared to me that this would be one of the more conservative Terms in recent memory.  Public sector union "fair share" fees were going to be gone. Affirmative action in college admissions was done. Abortion restrictions were going to be ...
  • Air pollution, energy, and public health Posted 3 days ago
    New report out today from the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimating 6.5 million premature deaths each year from outdoor air pollution, much of it coming from the energy sector. Those impacts are particularly acute in the developing world, including places like China, but there is no country that has "solved" its ...

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  • Background to Star Tribune article: "PolyMet mine water could flow northward, toward BWCA" Posted 10 months ago
    On September 2, 2015, the Star Tribune published an article, "PolyMet mine water could flow northward, toward BWCA," detailing Polymet's questionable water model and the potential for impact on the BWCA. Interested in learning more about the background to the story? Check out the following: Letter to NorthMet EIS Co-lead ...
  • Great Lakes Coalition Comments on Waukesha Diversion Application Posted 10 months ago
    MCEA joined over 50 conservation and environmental groups from the Great Lakes states and Canada in urging protection of Great Lakes waters from unnecessary diversion, in the first test of the 2008 Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact. MCEA has a long history of supporting ...
  • Governor Dayton restores advisory MPCA citizens board by executive order Posted 11 months ago
    At the Minnesota Environmental Partnership's annual meeting on Tuesday, August 4, Governor Dayton announced that he had signed an executive order to create a new advisory citizens board for the MPCA. The Minnesota Legislature's agriculture and environment omnibus bill abolished the 50-year-old citizens board last session. Governor Dayton reluctantly ...

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