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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

The Cost of Fracking and Frac Sand Mining

Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center fired a new salvo in the growing debate over frac sand mining, an industry poised for rapid expansion in Minnesota thanks to demand for silica sand used in the gas drilling practice known as fracking. The group today released a report documenting a wide range of dollars and cents costs imposed by the fracking industry.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

The Costs of Fracking

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies – hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – to unlock new supplies of fossil fuels in underground rock formations across the United States. “Fracking” has spread rapidly, leaving a trail of contaminated water, polluted air, and marred landscapes in its wake. In fact, a growing body of data indicates that fracking is an environmental and public health disaster in the making.

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News Release

Green Ideas & Ham is back with Susan Osborne, mayor of Boulder, CO

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00 AM, we're having our first Green Ideas & Ham of the fall—and we're expecting a great group of community leaders to be in attendance! We'll be joined by Susan Osborne, the mayor of Boulder, Colorado, and John Farrell, senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance Policy. 

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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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