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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  • Supreme Court takes up Clean Air Act Posted 9 hours ago
    Yesterday the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three companion cases challenging the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS).  The main issue in the case is whether the EPA could decide to adopt the standard without considering the costs to the electric power industry, or could defer ...
  • War on rulemaking Posted 3 days ago
    This year, there are several bills before the Minnesota legislature, all currently moving through the House, that would require the executive branch to submit administrative rules and plans to the legislature for approval before they could go into effect.  HF 616 (Fabian)/ SF 689 (Eken) would make all new water ...
  • True cost of carbon and other air pollutants Posted last week
    Nice summary piece in Guardian on current research on the external costs of fossil fuels.

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  • Minnesotans for Healthy Kids: Ped and Bike Infrastructure in MN Posted last month
    In collaboration with the American Heart Association, as part of the Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition, MCEA led the data acquisition and mapping efforts highlighting the support and financial demand for investing in bike and pedestrian infrastructure improvements.  The Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition is excited to announce that we've just completed ...
  • Asthma and Air Quality in North Minneapolis Posted last month
    Asthma is a serious issue. We know that it’s a primary cause of school absences, and it’s responsible for countless emergency room visits. We also know that it impacts people of color and low-income folks harder than others in our community. The compounding issues that lead to such high ...
  • Celebrating the Legacy Amendment Posted 2 months ago
    MCEA and a coalition of groups organized a celebration to mark the five-year anniversary of the funding from the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment being distributed across the state. The event featured presentations about how the funding has been spent, the benefits from the work completed, and how ...

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