News Release | Environment Minnesota

New Report: Mercury from Coal continues to negatively impact Minnesotans, Legislature looking for more coal fired pollution

Sherburne County Power Plant in Becker emits 867 pounds of mercury every year—the most in Minnesota—according to the new Environment Minnesota report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on our Health: Mercury. The report found that power plants in Minnesota emitted 1,664 pounds of mercury pollution in 2009.  The report comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to propose a standard by March to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Corporate Agribusiness Pollution Across America

Today Environment Minnesota released a report examining the role of corporate agribusinesses across the country – including Cargill and ADM – in the pollution of America’s waterways and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Building Officials Approve Major Increase in Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Largely unnoticed  in the shadow of the midterm elections, the International Code Council—a body of building officials from local and state governments across the country—convened in Charlotte, North Carolina during the last week of October to make what is arguably the most significant energy policy decision of 2010.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota's National Park Areas Under Threat from Underfunding

A new report, The Best of America: Under Threat from Underfunding released today by Environment Minnesota, shows that visitorship to various National Parks is on the rise. But even as most National Parks draw more and more visitors, they could face budget cuts in the coming year- leaving our treasured places with fewer resources for maintenance, upkeep and stewardship. 

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Report links extreme weather to global warming pollution

Environment Minnesota held a press conference at WeatherNation to release a new report documenting how global warming could lead to extreme weather events becoming even more common in the future. The report also highlights recent extreme weather events that have impacted Minnesota, our nation, and the globe.