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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Speaks about Proposed Clean Water Rule

Over 200 people came to hear Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy speak about the agency’s plan to restore Clean Water Act protections to more than half of Minnesota’s streams.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Report: 10 percent solar in reach

Solar power is growing so fast in Minnesota that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Clean water groups highlight progress for Powderhorn Lake, call for more success stories

 Clean water groups, small businesses, and local government officials released Waterways Restored, a series of case studies compiled by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center, on the banks of the Powderhorn Lake to highlight the need for a new rule to restore protections for over half of the state’s rivers and streams.