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Thank you to all who participated in the Minnesota Environmental Congress on March 15, 2013.


Over 300 Minnesotans gathered at the Ramada Inn in Bloomington to discuss Minnesota's environment and energy future. Materials and presentations from the day can be found here.


A video of the day's proceedings will be made available after it has been edited and closed captioned. In addition, state agency staff are currently working on a report summarizing the results of the Minnesota Environmental Congress and Citizen Forums.


March 15, 2013 Program


June 20 EQB workshop to follow up Minnesota Environmental Congress

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design is facilitating a workshop with the Environmental Quality Board as a follow-up to the successful Minnesota Environmental Congress.  This workshop will take the information and ideas gathered through the many efforts related to the Minnesota Environmental Congress and use them to help the EQB shape a vision for the future that addresses Minnesota’s environment and energy challenges and opportunities.


The second day of the workshop will be held on Thursday, June 20, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, at the Minnesota Veteran’s Service Building 5th Floor Conference Room. There will be no public testimony, but the public is welcome to attend and observe.



Citizen Forums


Minnesota Environment and Energy Report Card

The members of the Environmental Quality Board are thrilled with the enthusiastic response we have received from Minnesota citizens at the six Citizen Forums held around the state in late 2012. 


Records of all of the comments and input collected are posted online.


State agency staff are currently in the process of analyzing the feedback received – stay tuned for updates.   


A Letter from Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Chair of the EQB [PDF]


    The MN Environment and Energy Report Card [PDF],

measuring Minnesota’s performance in clean air, clean water, and clean energy, was completed on November 15, 2012.

It is now available on the Environmental Quality Board’s website.


In accordance with Executive Order 11-32, this is the first of an annual Report Card. All of the comments received regarding the 2012 Report Card will be carefully considered as the next edition is prepared.