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

  • Wisconsin frac sand mine and contaminated water Posted 4 days ago
    Underreported story of possible water contamination from shut-down frac sand mine in Trempaleau County.
  • Another Look at Water Pricing Posted 5 days ago
    Good article in yesterday's New York Times about our complete failure to allocate scarce freshwater supplies fairly or rationally.  Another strong case for using markets and pricing to help solve this problem.
  • Judge Posner and Voter ID Laws Posted 5 days ago
    Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, easily the most distinguished conservative judge in the entire federal court system, released the following opinion last Friday on why Wisconsin's voter ID law is unconstitutional.  So far, Judge Posner is losing, and the election in ...

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Recent Posts

  • MCEA Opposes Weakened Standards for Sauk River Chain of Lakes Posted last month
    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 3 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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