Sen. Greg D. Clausen (DFL)

District

57

Contact Information

  • 2233 Minnesota Senate Building
  • 95 University Ave N
  • Saint Paul, MN 55155-1606
  • Phone: 651-296-4120
  • Visit Website

Committees

Record On Conservation Issues

SF 7: Special Session Amendment to Phase Out TCE (May 24, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

Early in 2019 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency discovered a manufacturer in White Bear Township had been releasing Trichloroethylene (TCE) into the air at unsafe levels since 2009. TCE is a known human carcinogen and developmental toxin that is used… Continue reading

How Senator Clausen Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “no” vote would not add the amendment to the environment omnibus bill and therefore would not phase out TCE from most industrial uses in Minnesota.

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HF 2125: Buffer tax credit amendment (April 30, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

An amendment was offered to the Senate’s omnibus tax bill (bill SF1937) that proposed a buffer tax credit for farmers, landowners, and other relevant parties. The tax credit was meant to recompense farmers for land removed from production agriculture to comply… Continue reading

How Senator Clausen Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means a new tax credit would not be created and farmers and landowners would not be compensated for riparian buffers

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SF 2314: Amendment to restore Environmental Trust Fund Dollars (April 23, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

The Senate’s proposed environment and natural resources omnibus finance bill cut nearly $90 million from the general fund budgets of environmental agencies. The bill then shifted dedicated funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund to compensate for these… Continue reading

How Senator Clausen Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means Trust Fund dollars are used to backfill budget cuts and fund projects not recommended by the LCCMR.

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SF 2314: Amendment to delete provision giving industrial facilities grace period for meeting water standards (April 23, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

The Senate environment finance bill included a policy provision giving industrial water pollution permit holders a 16-year grace period to meet updated water quality standards once they have constructed a facility. Under this provision, even if testing shows new limits… Continue reading

How Senator Clausen Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “No” vote means industrial facilities get an automatic 16-year grace period from addressing water quality discharge problems.

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HF 80: Fix the raid on Environmental Trust Funds (March 4, 2019)

Senate Floor Vote

In the 2018 legislative session, the Legislature approved a bonding bill for infrastructure projects which attempted to use Environment and Natural Resource Trust Funds to pay the debt service on appropriation bonds. The Trust Fund, which receives lottery dollars, has… Continue reading

How Senator Clausen Voted

The Senator voted YES on this issue.

How the Senate Voted

A “Yes” vote means important infrastructure projects like the Andover landfill cleanup and wastewater treatment projects are financed with regular state bonds so they can move forward immediately. Also, the projects are less expensive because the state will receive lower interest rates and the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund is protected.

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