News Release | Environment Minnesota

Activists Hold Canoe Rally to Protect Boundary Waters area from Sulfide Mining Pollution.

At a Canoe Rally on the banks of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on Saturday, activists rallied to raise awareness about the threat posed by sulfide mining proposals near the Boundary Waters.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

A Major Leap Forward on Solar Energy

The Minnesota legislature has passed a bill requiring a more than 30-fold increase in solar power by the end of the decade. The bill establishes a solar standard that would require investor owned utilities to provide 1.5% of the state’s power from solar energy by 2020. The bill also sets a goal of getting 10% of Minnesota’s electricity from the sun by 2030 and includes other measures that will help lay the groundwork for a very significant expansion of solar energy.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Gina McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator Advances to Full Senate

The Senate EPW Committee today advanced Gina McCarthy’s nomination for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator to the full Senate.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Senator Vitter Does Polluters’ Bidding in Boycotting Gina McCarthy’s Confirmation to Head EPA

Senator Vitter (R-LA) and other Republican senators on the U.S. Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works boycotted a scheduled committee vote to move Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to the full Senate, thus delaying her confirmation.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Nearly 100 Percent of Minnesotans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Several months after flooding in northeastern Minnesota led to $100 million in damages last June, a new Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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