News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota is Proud to Support 100% Carbon Free Bill

Environment Minnesota is proud to join a coalition of 30+ environmental organizations, faith leaders, scientists, youth activists and citizens around Minnesota calling for 100% carbon-neutral energy. SF850/HF700 would improve the state's energy standard to require 100% carbon neutral sources by 2050 for most utilities, and by 2045 for Xcel Energy. 

News Release | Environment America

Fast food and football: who scores, who fumbles?

With Super Bowl LIII coming up Sunday, Americans have foods such as hamburgers and pizza on their minds -- and many corporations (such as Budweiser) are touting their socially-responsible deeds in commercials.

But many corporate deeds go under the radar. In late January, two companies closely identified with football made big plays. One scored. One fumbled.

News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Xcel Energy announces plan for zero-carbon electricity by 2050

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Today, Xcel Energy announced a plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Timothy Schaefer, director of Environment Minnesota, issued the following statement. “Renewable power is here. It's been growing since Minnesota’s first commitment in 2007 to a future powered by clean energy. There's no turning back. We're confident that the people of Minnesota can meet all of their electricity needs with clean, renewable energy.”

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

In Minnesota, and from Sea to Shining Sea, Mayors Call for Solar

Minneapolis, MN - Mayors from every U.S. state including Minnesota are embracing a vision for more solar energy in their communities, as stated in a letter released today by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center. The group of over 200 “Mayors for Solar Energy” represents cities and towns in states from Florida to Alaska, California to Maine, including Mayor Jacob Frey in Minneapolis.

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