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Minnesota First state to ban tce
05/20/2020 | White Bear Press
Minnesota is the first state to ban trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic chemical that can increase risk for certain types of cancer and other serious health issues.
The Minnesota House of Representatives approved a bill May 13, prohibiting the use of TCE, following the Senate’s bipartisan lead three weeks ago. Authored by Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL – White Bear Township), the bill will protect Minnesotans from the carcinogen, which for years was spewed into the air surrounding the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township. Read more
Minnesota House Approves Legislation To Ban Toxic Chemical TCE; Gov. Walz Expected To Sign This Week
05/13/2020 | WCCO
The Minnesota House passed a bill Wednesday to ban the use of toxic chemical TCE. Gov. Tim Walz is expected to sign it into law this week, which would make Minnesota the first state to ban TCE.
The bill, authored by Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL-White Bear Township), will protect Minnesotans from the toxic chemical that poses a risk for certain types of cancer and other serious health issues. Read more
Moratorium on large dairies proposed at Minnesota Legislature
03/12/2020 | Star Tribune
A bill in the Minnesota Legislature would impose a four-year moratorium on large new dairy farms or expansions.
The bill, introduced this week by Reps. Ami Wazlawik, Todd Lippert and Jamie Becker-Finn, would forbid the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or counties from issuing permits for “constructing or expanding a dairy-animal operation that will be capable of holding more than 1,000 animal units after construction or expansion.” Read more
TCE Ban Advances in minnesota house
03/04/2020 | White Bear Press
Legislation to ban trichloroethylene (TCE) is moving forward in the Minnesota House of Representatives. On Feb. 24, the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee unanimously approved HF 3376, authored by Rep. Ami Wazlawik (DFL-White Bear Township). The bill would prohibit use of TCE, a chemical that increases risks for certain types of cancer and other serious health issues. Read more
Bill introduced to finish final leg of Lake Links Trail
02/19/2020 | White Bear Press
Legislation was introduced by Sen. Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood) last week to complete the final segment of the 10-mile Lake Links Trail. Read more
Addressing water gremlin in the legislature
02/13/2020 | WCCO
Lawmakers are taking action to make sure another Water Gremlin doesn’t happen. The manufacturing plant in White Bear Township endangered the community and raised several pollution concerns. Read more