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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 Research & Policy Center

New Report on Solar Energy in Minneapolis and other Major U.S. Cities

Environment Minnesota was joined outside City Hall by Councilmember Cam Gordon, and solar users Jim Frye and Dale Howey to release a report: Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution the first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar energy in major American cities.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Environment Minnesota to Release Report Highlighting Solar Progress in Minneapolis

Environment Minnesota will hold a news conference releasing a new report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” a first-of-its- kind comparison of installed solar in major cities across the U.S.  Minneapolis will be compared to other U.S. cities.  Speakers will also address best practices for advancing solar in Minneapolis.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

April Showers Bring Farm Runoff

With the first full month of spring upon us, Minnesotans are eagerly awaiting the continued melting of snow and the thawing of our lakes and rivers. But before diving in or casting out, we need to assess the quality of our state’s water bodies. Because April showers don’t just bring May flowers, they also bring excessive amounts of agricultural runoff and other farm-related pollution.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 51% of Minnesota’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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