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The biggest clean water victory in a decade.

Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, and all of our waterways, will soon be better protected than they have been in a decade, thanks to new guidelines that we helped win. Over the last decade, Supreme Court decisions left more than half of Minnesota's streams vulnerable to pollution—the same streams that feed and filter our lakes. Along with our allies, we delivered more than 170,000 public comments in support of clean water. And thanks to our efforts, the Obama administration is moving to finalize guidelines that will restore Clean Water Act protections to many of our waterways.

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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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