Senator Foung Hawj Celebrates Passage of Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Appropriations Bill on Senate Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund Bill by a vote of 41-25. Senator Foung Hawj (DFL – St. Paul) serves as Chair of the Senate Environment, Climate, and Legacy Committee and as chief author of the legislation. The bill includes measures for water resources, invasive species, environmental education, land, and habitat restoration to safeguard, conserve, and improve Minnesota’s air, water, land, fish, and wildlife. 

In response to the bill’s passage, Senator Hawj issued the following statement:  

“I’m proud to see this bill receive bipartisan support so we can allocate the necessary funding for over one hundred environmental projects statewide which aim to protect our natural resources and precious wildlife. This $79.6 million dollar bill package contains projects which address the harms of microplastics, PFAS in our water, road salt impacts and further create opportunities for family fishing, habitat restorations, and continued funding for the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center. I’m grateful for the bill’s passage and look forward to seeing it signed into law.” 

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Foung Hawj represents District 67, which includes the east side of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the central Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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