The environmentalist Green New Deal extremists in Minneapolis have had Greater Minnesota mining, atv users, hunters, gun owners, pipelines, sandpits, dairies, refineries, feedlots, ethanol, paper, and logging under attack for years with a never ending line of lawsuits and regulatory attacks. The environmentalist non-profits coordinate and share efforts with the Green New Deal politicians in their attacks and regulating. They coordinate to apply pressure to regulate, reduce, and remove the natural resource, agriculture, processing, and outdoor recreation activities of Greater Minnesota regardless of the cost, the benefit, or the damage incurred by the people and industries they target.
The newest DFL Green New Deal target of opportunity is row crop agriculture in the form of pressure and filings at the DNR to get little Renville County drainage ditches, like Limbo and Sacred Heart, abandoned 40 or 50 years ago to county ditching and drainage put back into the DNR Public Waterways Inventory (PWI). PWI is list of waterways the state can regulate. Part one in tracking every dribble of water back to its first puddle so that every parcel of property along the way can be also regulated and squashed by the extremist government nannies and their enviro org friends.
THE ENVIRNOMENTAL EXTREMISTS AND THEIR POCKET POLITICIANS BANK ON EVERYBODY FIGHTING ALONE. Each industry or county under attack has traditionally fought alone and been targeted by the environmental extremists as a small individual inconvenience on “the march of progress” in the fight against climate change and “environmental justice”. Nobody in farm country cared about Rangers getting sued, or loggers getting the shaft from US Forest Svc. No paper millers cared how many hog farmers or dairymen get sued over poop gas, and nobody stood up for the union tradesmen when idiots tried to cancel the pipeline. THAT NEEDS TO STOP. The Green New Deal extremists are united in their rabid religion to punish and tear down industry without any attention to the cost, benefit, or wreckage left behind, and “we must all hang together, for indeed, we will all assuredly hang separately”, as Ben Franklin wisely said.
Its time for all Greater Minnesota agriculture, ag processing, traditional energy, manufacturing, and outdoor recreation activities that are under assault to unite and resist together the march of unobstructed regulation and never ending lawsuits from the metro Green New Deal extremists. Each industry, industry association, large interest, and all the political representatives for their districts, people, and towns need to aid each other in public relations, community outreach, opposing the regulatory push, and demand their legislators unite to remove the burden of lawsuits and regulation.
Today it is Renville County farmers being targeted by Minneapolis environmental extremist orgs and the DNR. Last week it was the environmental non-profits suing iron range mining companies and the DNR “accidentally” screwing up mine permitting paperwork in court. Early this year it was a dairy farm being sued by the same non-profits to measure cow farts and manure gas for its “climate impact”. Next year the DNR will reevaluate ATV use on state land because of environmentalist pressure, and feedlots everywhere will be on the MPCA chopping block if the dairy farm loses its fight over measuring cow farts.
JOIN THE FIGHT. JOIN ROCKS AND COWS. JOIN THE HERD. FIGHT BACK FOR ALL OF GREATER MINNESOTA BECAUSE YOUR FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT, AND OUR FIGHT IS YOUR FIGHT.
Greater Minnesota starts to fight back today! SUBMIT A COMMENT TO THE DNR TO STOP ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMISM OVERREACH! Your comments must be EMAILED BY NOVEMBER 30th 4:30pm, to tell the DNR to NOT add Renville County ag ditches abandoned as official waterways since before the 1970’s onto the regulated Public Waterways Inventory list to increase regulation and loss of land.
EMAIL THE DNR NOW! – [email protected] (copy and paste subject and text, or insert your own)
SUBJECT – RENVILLE COUNTY AG DITCHES INCLUSION ON THE PUBLIC WATERWAYS INVENTORY – OPPOSE
Sir and/or Madame,
The DNR compiled the PWI in 1979 in consultation with the local counties as prescribed by state law, and the Renville County waterways in question were left off the PWI. Why? Because they looked like dredged channel ditches AND WERE DITCHES AND HAD BEEN FOR DECADES BEFORE THAT SURVEY. The PWI results were published locally in 1979 after consultation with the county authorities by state law and a 90 day comment period was allowed for appeals at that time, and the waterways in question were still not included in the PWI. The waterways in question were excluded because though they had not been straightened they had long since been ditched, banked, and treated as public drainage for the county. They came to the attention of the DNR only because of a recent county discussion to dredge the previous ditching back to original levels and stop the loss of ag land due to silting and water level rise, and prevent road overtopping during rain from backups. A dredged hard bottom drainage ditch with cattails along a silted portion is still a drainage ditch, and to include it in the PWI after over 50 years of public drainage usage and deny dredging and require additional buffer areas and assign protections to swamp caused by silted drainage ditch is simply nothing more than an illegal land taking of affected farmers after the fact. Organizations, such as MCEA, filing complaints with the DNR to add the ditches to the PWI argue for the revision as a step to improve Minnesota River water quality. If the DNR believes Minnesota River water quality starting in Renville County is important the agency should partner with the non-profit environmental organizations to purchase the requisite amount of land to further this public good, and not engage in illegal land takings and increased regulatory control by including long since dredged and improved drainage ditches in the PWI 40 years later by revision.
BACKGROUND AND INFO –
THANK YOU TO RENVILLE COUNTY COMMISSIONER RICK SCHMIDT FOR HISTORY AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THIS ISSUE.
LOCAL ARTICLE ON FARMER WANTING TO REPAIR SILTED DITCH INTO “CREEK” ABANDONED BY STATE OVER 40 YRS AGO THAT IS ALSO DRAINAGE (PICTURE IN ARTICLE IS OF SILTED DITCH AND NOT THE “CREEK” AS THE CREEK LOOKS LIKE A DITCH)
LOCAL ARTICLE ON COUNTY APPROVING DITCH REPAIR, BECAUSE THE DITCH IS A DITCH AND THE “CREEK” ISNT A STATE CREEK, ITS A DITCH
DNR NOTICE OF COMMENT SUBMISSION PERIOD, METHODS, AND YOUR COMMENT BEING MADE PUBLIC IN THE RECORD