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Earth Day “Broken Promises”: How Special Interests Capture MN Government

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a lunchtime webinar about regulatory capture in Minnesota state agencies!

About this Event

Fifty years ago, Earth Day promised a society committed to protecting our natural environment from pollution and destruction. Are we making the grade in Minnesota?

This Earth Day, April 22, from 12 noon-1pm, join WaterLegacy’s Paula Maccabee and Don Arnosti for a free webinar on Minnesota’s broken promises to protect our clean waters and the people and other living beings that rely on them.

You’ll learn how corporate polluters – particularly mining and corporate agriculture – capture Minnesota government. Don will expose how the Legislature and state agencies serve special interests at the expense of the environment. Paula will showcase PolyMet permits, environmental review, and pollution deregulation rules to reveal just how far agencies are willing to go to make it easier and cheaper to pollute and destroy Minnesota’s natural environment and human health.

Half a century after the first Earth Day, learn what WaterLegacy is doing to restore the broken promises made to protect our planet. Discover what you can do to protect Minnesota’s life-giving waters and the Native and non-Native communities that depend on them. Learn, ask questions, and brainstorm with us.

We welcome your questions and comments at the webinar. You can also e-mail Paula@waterlegacy.org ahead of time with any questions you’d like us to address.

Once you register, you’ll receive an e-mail with the Zoom link to attend the webinar.

See you there! #MNEarthDay

P.S. Take action! Join WaterLegacy’s Rally to Restore the Promise of Earth Day outside the Governor’s Mansion from 4-4:30pm also on Earth Day (April 22nd)! Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/restorerally