News Release | Environment Minnesota

Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Mixed Environmental Grades for Minnesota's Legislators

Minneapolis (Dec. 7, 2017) --  Today, Environment Minnesota released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Minnesota congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air, clean water and other environmental protections.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

No Bees, No Thanksgiving

Minneapolis, Minnesota — "There's almost no safe place for a bee to exist." That's the bottom line from a new study, which reveals that three-quarters of all honey worldwide is contaminated with neonicotinoids (“neonics”), a widely used class of bee-killing pesticides. Beekeepers have already lost 33% of their bees -- just in the last two years – but we rely on bees to pollinate 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of the world's food. Minnesota’s legislature and the MDA need to incentivize farmers to transition away from pre-treated neonicotinoid seeds, which are decimating our state's bee population. 

News Release | Environment America

Just-Passed House Tax Bill would Doom America to a Dirty Energy Future

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their tax bill that slashes incentives for clean energy sources such as wind and solar and electric vehicles, while maintaining most of the permanent oil incentives and extending nuclear tax breaks. Environment America's DC Office Director Anna Aurilio issued the following statement in response:

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