Environmental Reforms

Environmental Reforms

OUR GOALS
We support sensible environmental regulations that will allow Minnesota to maintain a clean environment and a healthy business climate, while fostering the economic change and growth that this will bring statewide. To this end, the state should establish regulatory systems that are structured and operated so most reviews and permits are completed and issued within months, not years. Minnesota’s regulatory program should strive to be among the premier permitting systems in the nation – quickly and efficiently completing the rigorous process to ensure environmental protection, while facilitating economic change and growth.

OUR 2017 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING

  • Increase efficiency and streamline the environmental review and permitting process.
  • Promote communication and coordination among state agencies.
  • Abide by federal statute or rule.
  • Any implementation of a state plan to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan must choose the least-cost method.

For more information, review our 2017 Environmental Permitting PolicyNatural Resources and Product Management.