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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.
Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.
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.
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.
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.
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.