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Concrete Beach Party draws attention to at-risk waterways.

Members of Environment Minnesota and Clean Water Action Minnesota held a concrete beach party in St. Paul to draw attention to a bill in the U.S. House that would put our state's waterways and drinking water at risk. Read more.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota Endorses Candidates for 2014 Elections

Environment Minnesota, a statewide environmental organization, announced today the endorsement of four candidates for federal office in the 2014 elections.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Congress to block protections for 47,000 stream miles in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN.—nearly 47,000 stream miles in state across the state could remain vulnerable to development and pollution, under a bill expected to win approval today by the U.S. House of Representatives. The waters affected flow into the Mississippi River and Lake Superior, and help provide drinking water for over 970,000 Minnesotans.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Lake Calhoun and other waterways key to summer fun

Nearly 1.5 million fishing licenses were sold in Minnesota this summer, showing just one of the many ways that Minnesotans love using their waterways like The Mississippi River and Lake Calhoun, according to Environment Minnesota’s new Summer Fun Index. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections for 51% of the state’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

South-Central Minnesotans Rally Around River Pollution Standards

On the heels of their “Clean Water Week of Action,” Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration, urging approval of river phosphorous standards proposed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the creation of comparable ones for nitrogen. The letter’s signatories included a host of students, professors, farmers, business owners, city officials, and concerned citizens from cities like Mankato, Saint Peter, and Northfield.

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