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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.

Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

America’s Dirtiest Power Plants

A new report from the Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center finds that Xcel Energy’s Sherburne County or “Sherco” Power Plant is the state’s biggest carbon polluter, producing as much global warming pollution as 2.7 million cars each year. Sherco is the 21st most carbon-polluting power plant in the country, according to the report. Scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe for future generations, unless we cut the dangerous carbon pollution fueling the problem.

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News Release | Environment America

More Than 600,000 Americans Urge President Obama to Protect National Forests, National Parks from Fracking

Washington, D.C.—Today, more than half a million Americans called on President Obama to protect our national forests, our national parks and the drinking water they provide from fracking. The public outcry comes as the comment period on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed rule for fracking on public lands draws to a close this Friday.

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Activists Gather 15,000 Petitions to Oppose Sulfide Mining on the Iron Range

Minnesota Environmentalists gathered in Canal Park to call for an end to sulfide mining projects on the Iron Range. Environment Minnesota collected thousands of signatures in opposition of Polymet's proposed open pit mine.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

Lighting the Way

The new report highlights the "Dazzling Dozen" states leading the way in solar energy and what other states can do to promote solar energy based on their successes.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota Poised for Huge Growth in Solar Power

The Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center released a new report today entitled Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America's Top 12 Solar States, which highlights the states leading the way in solar energy.  While Minnesota didn't make the Top 12, it did recieve an "honorable mention" for recently passed solar policies that should lead to a dramatic increase in solar over the next few years.

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