News Release | Environment Minnesota

Record-breaking transit ridership saved fuel equal to the amount consumed by 67,000 cars in Minnesota last year

In 2008, people in Minnesota saved 39 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by about 67,000 cars in Minnesota.  Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution. Standing with other transit advocates in front of the Light Rail station at City Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, Environment Minnesota outlined the findings in their new report “Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence.”

News Release | Environment Minnesota

New Report: Global Warming Will Cost $135 Million for Minnesota Corn

Global warming could cost corn growers in Minnesota $135 million a year, according to a new report by Environment Minnesota.  Minnesota ranks 4th highest in damage estimates.  Nationwide the damages to America’s #1 crop total more than $1.4 billion annually. Environment Minnesota expects these costs to go up unless Congress and the president take decisive action to repower America with clean energy and reduce global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

New Report: Minnesota Clean Car Act Good for Minnesota's Economy

The Minnesota Clean Car Act (H.R. 690 and S.F. 674), a bill that would direct Minnesota to adopt a stricter set of tailpipe emission standards for air toxics and greenhouse gases from cars, light-duty trucks and SUVs in Minnesota, was introduced to the 2009 Legislature on February 12, 2009 by Representative Melissa Hortman of Brooklyn Park and Senator John Marty of Roseville.

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