The CGMC is a strong advocate for cities when it comes to addressing environmental concerns. As cities across Greater Minnesota face huge costs to comply with new environmental regulations and upgrade their aging facilities, we are leading the charge for additional state funding for infrastructure.

We also fight to ensure that regulations are grounded in science, cost-effective and achieve measurable environmental benefits.

Our recent legislative successes and other notable achievements include:

Obtained more than $200 million in bonding for grant and loan programs that help cities pay for critical upgrades to their clean water infrastructure.

Successfully advocated for changes that give cities a stronger voice in permitting and regulatory processes.

Led the charge for a new state law that improves the scientific peer review process when developing new water quality standards.

Our efforts resulted led to the establishment of a new state law that requires agencies to consider existing debt when imposing new permit limits on cities.

Staff Contacts

Elizabeth Wefel, Attorney/Lobbyist

Email: eawefel@flaherty-hood.com

Phone: 651.259.1924