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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 America

Report: Utilities vastly undervalue solar energy

CHICAGO, IL – Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

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Inspiring for clean water one paddle at a time | Russell Bassett

Margo Pellegrino, a solo-paddler currently in the midst of an epic journey in her outrigger canoe, is inspiration personified. Pellegrino is a paddler with a purpose. She’s raising awareness of watershed issues that impact our drinking water health, and way of life. Instead of doom and gloom, Margo’s message is one of hope — that the problems our waterways face can be fixed. 

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota praises Senators Klobuchar and Franken for opposing polluters’ latest attack on our lakes

Hours after the senate environment committee approved a measure to derail the EPA’s new Clean Water Rule on Wednesday, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken declared their opposition to the bill (S.1140).   Environment Minnesota, which is running a robust campaign effort to support the clean water rule, praised both senators for defending Minnesota’s lakes and other waters.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Minnesota Lakes

Minneapolis, MN – Fifty-one percent of the state’s streams, including those feeding Minnesota lakes, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Shelter from the Storm

Wetlands are more than just scenic parts of America’s natural landscape. They are also home to wildlife and perform many vital functions that protect the health of our waterways and communities. Of crucial importance for our towns and cities, wetlands also offer flood protection by absorbing large amounts of water that may fall during a storm before releasing it slowly into the environment. 

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