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Environmental Congress Citizen Forums

Thank you to all who attended the six Environmental Congress Citizen Forums in Rochester, Bloomington, Duluth, Worthington, St. Cloud, and Moorhead this past November and December 2012.


The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) is very pleased with the high turnout and enthusiastic citizens who attended throughout the state.


A Letter from Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Chair of the EQB [PDF]


Below is a record of all of the comments received through the Citizen Forums.

A report compiling and summarizing all of the comments is currently being created by state agency staff. The report will be posted here as soon as it is completed.



Comments submitted through the Citizen Forums


Comments submitted digitally

  • Registration was optional at all of the Forums. Contact information has been removed to protect individuals' privacy.


  • Audience polling was conducted at each of the Citizen Forums. This is a snapshot of some of the attendees in the room, and should not be used as scientific data. Attendees were self-selected and are not representative of Minnesota as a whole. Unfortunately, Bloomington results were not preserved due to technical difficulties.


  • At each Forum, citizens were given time to meet in small groups to discuss issues of interest to them for each of the three questions provided. These reports compile the documented discussion from all tables at each of the Forum locations.


  • At each Forum, citizens were provided an opportunity to submit individual written comments.




  • Comments were collected on our website in response to an Online Forum from November 20, 2012 to January 15, 2013. Responses are organized chronologically by date submitted.


  • Comments were accepted via email until January 15, 2013. Responses are organized alphabetically by Subject Line.


Citizen Forum PowerPoint Presentation [PDF]

This PowerPoint contains the questions asked at the Citizen Forums, but does not contain any results.

Results can be found in the drop-down menu above, "Citizen Forum Polling."


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request by calling 651/201-6607. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or 1-800-627-3529. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and provider.