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Standing up for the Boundary Waters.

When a dangerous new type of mining, called sulfide mining, threatened to pollute the pristine Boundary Waters wilderness with sulfuric acid, we took action. Environment Minnesota played a vital role in the coalition effort to block any proposed mines by talking with tens of thousands of Minnesotans to build support for EPA action to protect them. Now, out-of-state mining companies have redoubled their efforts, but we'll be there to fight their polluting mines every step of the way.

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Plan in place for charging stations in Minneapolis

The coalition plans to install 30 electric charging stations throughout the Minneapolis metro area on ramps and on-street locations as well as in flat lots. We need your help to finish the job.

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Attacks on public health defeated—for now.

The coal lobby and their allies are trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. And in April 2011, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution. We need your help to keep up the fight.

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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.

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Protecting Minnesota’s waterways and wildlife.

In 2008, voters overwhelmingly approved the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. This dedicated funding helps protect waterways, parks and wildlife habitat across the state. Environment Minnesota worked with a coalition of over 200 environmental, conservation and other organizations to talk to thousands of Minnesotans and make sure the amendment passed. We are now working to make sure the funds are used effectively to protect Minnesota's environment.

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