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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  • What is China doing? Posted 30 minutes ago
    "What is China doing?" is one of the standard retorts when policymakers here in the U.S. are urged to do something about climate change.  The current Rolling Stone has a nice article on what China is doing, as well as the diplomatic efforts underway to try to make next year's big ...
  • Progress on greenhouse gas emissions thrown into reverse Posted 5 hours ago
    For four of the past five years, US greenhouse gas emissions have been down.  But last year, they were up 2.5%, as the economy recovered and there was more reliance on coal-fired power.  Bad news in light of yesterday's climate marches and the convening of the UN climate summit ...
  • More copper mine problems Posted 5 hours ago
    Again, as with the recent Mount Polley disaster in British Columbia, there has been another breach of containment ponds, causing the release of  millions of gallons of contaminated water into nearby rivers and polluting the drinking water.  This time it is in Mexico.

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  • MCEA Opposes Weakened Standards for Sauk River Chain of Lakes Posted 3 weeks 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 2 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 3 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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