|Fwd: Legislative Hearing on Oil Spill Defense Act Feb. 26th||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:08:15 -0800 (PST)|
Here's a reminder from MN350 about the hearing on the Oil Spill Defense Act on Wednesday, February 26, at 10 am at the State Office Building, Rm 5. I'll attend if I can find a ride with someone who'll take me to FUS afterwards for my chalice circle at 1 pm. A small gaggle of MUUSJA/CCC folks would be most excellent. Scott Jackson sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Linda Littrell <litt0021 [at] umn.edu> Date: Sun, Feb 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM Subject: Legislative Hearing on Oil Spill Defense Act Feb. 26th To: "mn350-tar-sands-team [at] googlegroups.com" < mn350-tar-sands-team [at] googlegroups.com>, "mn-tar-sands [at] googlegroups.com" < mn-tar-sands [at] googlegroups.com> Help pass a strong Oil Spill Defense Act (OSDA) by attending a first hearing on the bill, and by encouraging local and state governmental entities to testify before the House Transportation Finance committee. The bill is authored by Rep Frank Hornstein and Sen Scott Dibble and was recently featured in Star Tribune http://www.startribune.com/business/245279801.html The OSDA will be read on the House floor this first week of the 2014 legislative session. It is co-sponsored by MN350, CURE, Sierra Club, Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy, Minnesota Conservation Federation, WaterLegacy and Alliance for Sustainability. The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony from local and state governmental entities (or stakeholders), as well as 1st responders, local emergency response planning agencies, and impacted citizens. The first hearing: *WEDNESDAY,* February 26, 2014 10:00 AM *Room:* 5, State Office Building *Chair:* Rep. Frank Hornstein *Agenda:* Informational Hearing on Oil Freight and Pipeline Safety Please attend if you are able. In addition, DO YOU have contacts with first responders, local emergency response planning agencies, or citizens living directly on the oil train rail lines or oil pipelines in Minnesota? If so, please forward this information on to them, as their presence at the hearing is encouraged. In addition, State and local agencies such as these are encouraged to contact Rep. Hornstien so that arrangements can be made to include their remarks. Questions about the Oil Spill bill? Please contact MN350 Volunteer Linda Littrell, litt0021 [at] umn.edu. A second hearing will be in about two weeks.
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