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 NLRB ruling and environmental law Posted 4 days ago
    Yesterday, in a long-anticipated ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that companies that contract out with other companies to handle their staffing and employee relations can still be "joint employers" if they retain sufficient control over how the work gets done. This case involved Browning Ferris Industries ...
  • Clean Power Plan--those who benefit most are the fiercest opponents Posted 6 days ago
    It is often the case that the states and regions whose citizens will benefit the most from a government regulation are the same states and regions who are the most vocal opponents  The same is true for the Clean Power Plan. When you think about it, it makes sense ...
  • Clean Power Plan--lowering the bar, kicking the can down the road? Posted last week
    The new Clean Power Plan from the EPA has been rightly celebrated as the most significant step made by any Administration to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Yet there is a cloud around this silver lining. For many states, including Minnesota, policies already in place are likely to accomplish the ...

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  • Great Lakes Coalition Comments on Waukesha Diversion Application Posted 4 days 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 3 weeks 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 ...
  • Clean Power Plan Finalized Posted 3 weeks ago
    On Monday, August 3, the Obama Administration issued its final Clean Power Plan rule. The rule seeks a 32% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, but leaves many of the details to the states, who have to submit implementation plans by 2018. Minnesota's goal is right around 40%, but ...

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