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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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At 54.5 mpg, a big step forward for clean cars.

On July 29th, 2011, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025. The new standards will require new cars to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 miles per galllon, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming. Thousands of our members helped seal the deal by emailing the White House and attending EPA hearings in support of the standards.

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