It is time to protect MN communities from trichloroethylene (TCE)

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After TCE, a dangerous chemical that can impact immune and reproductive systems, liver, kidneys, central nervous system, fetal development during pregnancy, and cause cancer, polluted White Bear Lake, our elected officials finally took notice. Though we have known about the harmful effects of TCE for a long time, we haven’t done anything to lessen our exposure yet. The US Environmental Protection Agency started the process to ban TCE in January 2017, but has yet to finalize that ruling. When the federal government drags their feet, our state legislature needs to act. That’s where you come in.


HF 2276/SF 2075, a bipartisan bill, would ban use of TCE from manufacturing. It has passed committees in both chambers and is included in HF 2208, the Omnibus Jobs, Economic Development, Energy/Climate, and Telecommunications Policy and Finance bill. The bill is close to passing, but we need your help to get it over the finish line as we approach the end of legislative session!

Help protect Minnesotans from the harmful effects of TCE by urging your legislators to support the ban!