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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.

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Clean energy future is at risk

Environment Minnesota placed an op-ed in the Star Tribune today asking Rep. Erik Paulsen to support crucial tax incentives for wind power that are set to expire at the end of the year. Co-authored by Environment Minnesota Director Ken Bradley and Aaron Peterson, former state legislator and author of Minnesota's Renewable Energy Standard (he now works for juwi Wind).

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Wind Energy in Minnesota Prevents as Much Global Warming Pollution as Taking 757,000 Cars Off the Road Each Year

Duluth, MN – As the Duluth flood and its aftermath prompt more Minnesotans to call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Minnesota released a new Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center report today that shows that Minnesota’s current power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 757,000 cars off the road per year.  Minnesota has also suffered from severe drought this year, and the report shows that wind power saves enough water to meet the needs of 59,800 Minnesotans.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

The Mississippi River and the Gulf Dead Zone

Environment Minnesota is holding its next Green Ideas & Ham monthly breakfast forum on Tuesday Nov. 20 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is the massive dead zone 16,000 kilometers large that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Mississippi River meets the coast in Louisiana. The pollution that causes this dead zone starts right here in Minnesota.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Clean Water Act Turns 40 – Progress Made, More Needed

Today, October 18, 2012, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a landmark environmental law.  The Clean Water Act was enacted after years of citizen outrage about massive and persistent water pollution across the count

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