Our Letter to the Minnesota EQB
We signed on to a letter to express our concerns with serious deficiencies we found in the recommendations contained in the Environmental Review Advisory Panel’s (ERAP) report to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) and to recommend a reasonable remedy.
We made the following requests:
1) that the current ERAP report recommendations be indefinitely shelved pending a more diverse and public interested citizen process evaluating the status of environmental review in Minnesota;
2) that the EQB form a standing citizen advisory panel and provide that citizen panel with the resources and staff support to evaluate environmental review; and
3) that the EQB make a clear commitment to take leadership and fulfill its legal and ethical responsibility to insist on rigorous environmental review and environmental protection.