Thursday, January 10, 2013

A MEER Card?

I had heard about the recently completed Minnesota Environmental Congress meetings held throughout My Minnesota. Somehow I had missed the related publication of The Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card. It seems that the Congress meetings were lacking some reasonable accommodations. According to my friends at the Minnesota Environmental Partnership:
"No definitive record was made of the citizens’ input, however, which is unfortunate because many comments pointed out omissions, errors, and misleading information in the Report Card.  That is why it is important that you submit written comments to the state online, even if you attended a forum.
Review the Report Card (Note:  the Report Card is an 8MB file)
And then submit a comment to the responsible state agencies, pointing out one or more problems that you see and asking that the final revised Report Card reflect your concerns.
Deadline for responding: Please take action by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15th.

The following organizations are participating in this action alert:
    Alliance for Sustainability
    Audubon Minnesota
    Fresh Energy
    Friends of the Mississippi River
    Izaak Walton League of America--Minnesota Division
    Minnesota Environmental Partnership"
 One of the hardest lessons for me to remember is to never attribute to maliciousness what can be accounted for by stupidity. I guess Minnesota EQB folks must have figured that they'd just be able to remember all those comments from the forums. Help them out and send in your comments, after you've read the report.

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