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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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Minnesota and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.

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Minnesota needs all of its environmental protections in place

Nowhere is the issue of corporate influence in politics more relevant than in the realm of environmental issues.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

When It Rains, It Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture. A new report details the relationship between global warming and extreme precipitation.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Advisory: New Report -- Extreme Downpours on the Rise in Minnesota

Environment Minnesota will hold a press conference on Tuesday July 31st to release a new report documenting the increase in the frequency of extreme rainstorms over the past 65 years in Minnesota. Recent extreme rainstorms, such as the storm that hit Duluth in June of 2012 and which caused $100 million in damages, are highlighted as part of a larger trend of bigger storms occurring more often—a trend that scientists have linked to global warming.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Boundary Waters Wilderness, Minnesota Public Lands at Risk of Destruction and Development

At a press conference overlooking the Mississippi River, Environment Minnesota released a new report today exposing how pristine areas in northern Minnesota are at risk from road-building, sulfide mining, sale to private interests, other destructive development, and the loss of environmental protection if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law. The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our nation’s treasured places, like the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, the Superior National Forest, and Voyageurs National Park.

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