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10,000 petitions delivered to protect Boundary Waters

Environment Minnesota staff delivered nearly 10,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to reject applications for toxic sulfide mines near the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior. Read more.

Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Summer Fun Index

Clean water is at the heart of summertime fun for many Minnesotans. We swim at a favorite creek, fish in a nearby river, sail or kayak on the lake, or simply hike along a beautiful stream. As the summer draws to a close, Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center’s second annual Summer Fun Index provides a numerical snapshot of people engaging in water activities.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota delivers 24,000 petitions to Congresswoman Betty McCollum in defense of the Boundary Waters

 Washington, DC – Environment Minnesota delivered more than 24,000 petitions to Congresswoman Betty McCollum to show public support for her efforts to protect the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness from toxic mining.

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Clean water not green water | Russell Bassett

Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents of Toledo discovered — we won’t be able to take it for granted anymore.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota Solar Businesses Ready to Roll with Clean Power

As the Obama administration readies its final Clean Power Plan to limit carbon from power plants, 18 Minnesota solar businesses issued a letter to the White House today, pledging their support to help meet reduce carbon pollution and speed the transition to clean energy in Minnesota.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Path to the Paris Climate Conference

Even without Congress, the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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