Articles & News : Paul Torkelson

Rep. Torkelson: chief author of bill to allocate Clean Water Legacy Funds

Rep. Torkelson: chief author of bill to allocate Clean Water Legacy Funds

Representative Torkelson is chief author of HF 1731 which allocates Clean Water Legacy Funds to projects reviewed and recommended by the Clean Water Council.

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Rep. Torkelson: co-author on bill to restore funding to recycling programs

Rep. Torkelson: co-author on bill to restore funding to recycling programs

Representative Torkelson is coauthor of HF 2088 which restores the Solid Waste Tax to recycling programs and helps communities reduce waste and increase recycling.

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Rep. Torkelson: co-author of bill to clean up St. Louis River

Rep. Torkelson: co-author of bill to clean up St. Louis River

Representative Torkelson is a co author of SF 454 which provides bonding for the state funds needed to match federal funding for the clean up of hazardous waste in the St. Louis River Estuary.

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Representative Torkelson has been appointed to the Clean Water Council

Representative Torkelson has been appointed to the Clean Water Council

Representative Torkelson has been appointed to the Clean Water Council.

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Water issues transcend partisan rancor at state capitol, kind of

Water issues transcend partisan rancor at state capitol, kind of

Clean water needs are a top priority for legislatorsContinue reading

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Rep. Torkelson expects to see bonding bill this year

Rep. Torkelson expects to see bonding bill this year

Rep. Torkelson expects to see bonding bill this yearContinue reading

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Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water

Minnesota summit produces ideas for clean water

Over 800 people attended the Governor’s Clean Water Summit last weekend. Will the talk be followed by action?Continue reading

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Legislators talk about 2016 session at town hall meeting

Legislators talk about 2016 session at town hall meeting

When members of the Minnesota legislature return to St. Paul for the start of the 2016 session, they will begin by addressing some unfinished business.Continue reading

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Minnesota’s top bonding priority: Fix existing stuff

Minnesota’s top bonding priority: Fix existing stuff

Bonding committees begin work; Governor likely to make water quality a priority.Continue reading

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Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits

Microbeads: Solving a big problem of little bits

Microbeads. Prized for their assumed exfoliating and cleaning power in toothpaste and facial cleanser, these tiny plastic pieces (1 millimeter or less) have become ingrained in our daily routines — although recently they have received quite the beatingContinue reading

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