News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minneapolis Ranked Among Midwest’s Solar Leaders

Minneapolis - The City of Minneapolis ranks 35th for solar energy in a new report, landing it among the nation’s/region’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. “Cities like Minneapolis and Eden Prairie are leading the way to a future powered by clean, renewable energy,” said Director Tim Schaefer of Environment Minnesota. “By tapping into more of our state’s vast solar energy potential, we can benefit from cleaner air and fight climate change.”

News Release | Environment America

Wrong Direction on Clean Cars -- EPA Receives Citizen Citation

Today, rightfully-concerned Americans descended upon the Environmental Protection Agency to give EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt a ticket -- for heading in the wrong direction on federal clean car standards.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota Director Testimony on Prohibition of Bag Bans

Earlier today, the Minnesota House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee voted to pass HF 3606 on a 9-8 vote; it now goes to the floor of the House. Environment Minnesota is working hard to fight this bill, which would prevent cities like St. Louis Park and Minneapolis from placing reasonable restrictions on unnecessary waste like plastic bags and polystyrne cups. Environment Minnesota Director Tim Schaefer delivered the following testimony.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota Director's Testimony on Nuclear Rider Bill

On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, the Minnesota Senate's Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy cancelled an important hearing on SF 3504 minutes before it was scheduled to begin. SF 3504 would create an uncapped rider on Xcel Energy customers' bills to pay for costs at the Monticello and Prairie Island nuclear plants, a potentially huge payout for Xcel shareholders. Director Tim Schaefer submitted the following testimony on behalf of Environment Minnesota and will testify at the rescheduled hearing on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota's Comments to DNR on PolyMet

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources (“DNR”) is considering a permit to mine from Poly Met Mining, Inc (“PolyMet”). This permit, if approved, would put the St. Louis River and Lake Superior water basins under constant threat. Environment Minnesota believes the permit to mine fails to provide adequate protection for Minnesotans or the state’s precious water resources. Consequently, we call on the DNR to deny PolyMet’s permit to mine.