Governor Dayton’s Executive Order calls for three significant evaluations to be conducted by the Environmental Quality Board, including recommendations on simplifying Minnesota’s environmental review process and governance, which are in line with the recommendations set out earlier this year by the Legislative Auditor.  The order also directs the state to develop an environment and energy ‘report card’ to track the state’s performance and report results on environmental protections. See Governor Dayton Moves to Simplify Minnesota’s Environmental Review Process: Executive Order Builds on 96% Success Rate in Permitting Reform.

Media Release with links to Executive Order 11-32 and a Progress Report on Successes in Permitting Reform
Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Publication Date: 
November 16, 2011