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

  • Louisiana wetland litigation update Posted 5 days ago
    Another good piece on the litigation pending against the major oil companies over the destruction of the Delta's wetlands.  Newest development is the the greater involvement of affected Indian tribes in the area.
  • Energy issues primer Posted last week
    Nice summary of energy issues in the current low oil cost environment in this past week's Economist.
  • Coming Attractions Posted last week
    NRDC this week posted a useful list of coming attractions from the 114th Congress.  Good preview of likely blog topics over the next several months.

Recent News

Recent Posts

  • Celebrating the Legacy Amendment Posted 5 days 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 ...
  • MCEA Identifies Problems in Crow Wing River Cleanup & Protection Plan Posted last month
    The Crow Wing River in north-central Minnesota has many clean streams and rivers. The MPCA developed a cleanup and protection plan for the watershed, but failed to identify the sources of pollution to impaired waters, the threats to clean waters, or clear methods to prioritize action for keeping the ...
  • Press Release: Groups Ask for Environmental Review of Proposed Pipeline in Northern Minnesota Posted last month
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2014 GROUPS ASK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF PROPOSED PIPELINE IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA St. Paul, MN – Today, the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) and Friends of the Headwaters (FOH) jointly file action in Ramsey County Court asking for environmental review of a proposed Enbridge pipeline across ...

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