State of Minnesota secondary Archives: on Environment


Chris Coleman: Commit to sustainable urban living & urban reforestation

Mayor Chris Coleman and the Saint Paul City Council are committed to making Saint Paul "The Most Livable City in America" and a leader in sustainable urban living. The City is taking proactive steps to protect our city's air, water, and urban landscape by focusing on Carbon Dioxide (CO2) reduction activities in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation, clean energy supply, alternative fuels and transportation options, recycling and waste reduction, urban reforestation and natural resources management, and water resources management.

The City encourages everyone to contribute to a sustainable urban living environment, and each year the Mayor and Saint Paul City Council recognizes community members and organizations for making a commitment to creating a more sustainable city through the Sustainable Saint Paul Awards.

Source: St. Paul MN Mayoral website StPaul.gov, "Priorities" Jan 1, 2017

Chris Coleman: Build vibrant places like Capital City Bikeway

A part of Saint Paul's effort to build vibrant places and spaces, the Capital City Bikeway will feature:
Source: St. Paul MN Mayoral website StPaul.gov, "Priorities" Jan 1, 2017

Heather Johnson: Those who harm the environment should pay for cleanup

Q: Do you believe there are no 'rights' to clean air and water?

A: Libertarians believe businesses have a right to operate. Humans have a right to life, liberty, and property. However, we also believe we each are entirely responsible for the results of exercising our rights. So a business or person who does harm upon the environment or others must also clean it up and pay restitution wherever possible. Additionally, we advocate competitive alternate sources of energy, food, housing, and fuel.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 18, 2014

Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs

The farm bill, which is currently stalled in the House, got repeated attention. Bills said afterward that he would support much more modest legislation that would focus on helping small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs at the expense of large corporations. "Not for the big guy," he said, "For the little guy." Bills also said he would have supported a House measure that offered drought protection and disaster assistance for livestock producers.
Source: MinnPost.com on 2012 MN Senate debate Aug 8, 2012

Kurt Bills: Help small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs

The farm bill, which is currently stalled in the House, got repeated attention. Bills said afterward that he would support much more modest legislation that would focus on helping small farmers with crop insurance and loan programs at the expense of large corporations. "Not for the big guy," he said, "For the little guy." Bills also said he would have supported a House measure that offered drought protection and disaster assistance for livestock producers.
Source: MinnPost.com on 2012 MN Senate debate Aug 8, 2012

Dean Barkley: Worked as a tobacco lobbyist

Barkley went bare-knuckled at his better-financed, big-party rivals, saying their campaigns have been corrupted by special interest money and negativity.

Responding to Barkley’s charge that he was beholden to big oil companies and other special interests, Coleman said Barkley is one to talk; he worked as a tobacco lobbyist. “We have real problems out there, real challenges,” Coleman said. “In the end it’s about who can work out there and who can solve it.”

Source: 2008 MN Senate Debate reported in Star Tribune Oct 17, 2008

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2016 Presidential contenders on Environment:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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