Bureaucrats should not be able to decide how hardworking Minnesotans operate their farms and businesses.

Tell Gov. Walz No Green New Deal in MN

Green Energy FAILS

Do you

have a

PERMIT

for those

COWS?

Governor Walz and his "Green New Deal" allies want to make sweeping changes to the permitting process, making life more difficult for Minnesota farmers looking to expand their operations.  

They will impose enormous costs on Minnesota farmers, job creators, and local governments.

All for zero measurable environmental benefits.   

Dear Environmental Quality Board Member,

I am writing today to voice my strong opposition to the Walz administration's attempt to make sweeping changes to the permitting process that could make life more difficult for Minnesota farmers who want to expand their operations.  

These regulations—called the Draft Recommendations: Integrating Climate Information into MEPA Program Requirements— would force businesses, including some farms, to conduct greenhouse gas emission estimates as part of the environmental permitting process.  

These unnecessary regulations will force many small business owners to spend $13,000 extra dollars on expensive reports—just to grow their businesses and help feed the world. In short, they will impose enormous costs on Minnesota farmers, job creators, and local governments for zero measurable environmental benefits.   

I am also worried that the proposed changes to environmental assessment worksheets (EAWs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) will allow the permitting process to become more politicized, especially as it pertains to allowing farmers to expand their operations.  

Requiring these projects to conduct greenhouse gas emission estimates will open the door to frivolous lawsuits from environmental special interest groups who want to weaponize the environmental review process to kill projects with endless litigation. I am therefore insisting that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) withdraw this proposal from consideration.  

The last thing Minnesota farmers need is more red tape from St. Paul. Governor Walz needs to stand with Minnesota farmers and scrap these regulations immediately. 

Sincerely, 

Your Name!

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