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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota Policymakers, Environmental Groups Discuss New Threats to the Great Lakes

At two press conferences today, a coalition of environmental and conservation groups and policymakers applauded a new bill – the Great Lakes Ecosystem Protection Act, as an important measure to protect and restore the Great Lakes.

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Restore Clean Water Act protections

The local rivers that run through Winona and many of America's waters are at risk of dangerous amounts of pollution as long as Congress continues not to act.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

New Report Outlines Bold Solar Vision for America

From laundromats and universities, to homes and cars, solar energy is already enhancing energy security and reducing pollution in America. A new Environment Minnesota report outlines a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ total energy needs by 2030.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Building a Solar Future

America has virtually limitless potential to tap the energy of the sun. Solar energy is clean, safe, proven and available everywhere, and the price of many solar energy technologies is declining rapidly. By adopting solar energy on a broad scale, the nation can address our biggest energy challenges – our dependence on fossil fuels and the need to address global warming – while also boosting our economy.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

Courting Disaster

For decades, the Clean Water Act protected the Nation’s surface water bodies from unregulated pollution and rescued them from the crisis status they were in during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Now these vital protections are being lost. This report details the threat to our Nation’s waters by examining dozens of case studies, and highlights the urgent need for Congress to restore full Clean Water Act protections to our waters.

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