MN350 response to Senate vote to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley

MN350 response to Senate vote to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley
MN350 response to Senate vote to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley

MN350 condemns the state Senate’s decision today to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley as a corrupt attempt by Big Oil to hijack governmental process to protect its interests.

MN350 response to Gov. Walz’s decision to refile state’s appeal against Line 3
MN350 response to Gov. Walz’s decision to refile state’s appeal against Line 3

MN350 applauds Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Tuesday that the state will refile its appeal of the Certificate of Need for the Line 3 pipeline.

Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, Keystone XL: Three major defeats for Big Oil. Is Line 3 next? 
Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, Keystone XL: Three major defeats for Big Oil. Is Line 3 next? 

Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy is likely seeing the writing on the wall for its Line 3 crude oil pipeline project in Northern Minnesota. After years of opposition from indigenous and environmental groups, three other North American pipelines were brought to a halt this week. In renewing its call to #StopLine3, as well, MN350 today pointed to similar dynamics that undercut any rationale for a pipeline that would produce the equivalent of 50 coal plants of carbon pollution.

MN350 applauds Minnesota lawsuit holding Big Oil accountable for history of lying about climate damage
MN350 applauds Minnesota lawsuit holding Big Oil accountable for history of lying about climate damage

MN350 applauds the decision of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to file a consumer fraud protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute for lying to the public about the damage they knew their products caused.

MN350 statement on Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd
MN350 statement on Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd

MN350 strongly condemns the brutal and callous killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and demands that the officers involved be criminally prosecuted.

Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry
Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry

A group of Minnesota’s climate change and clean energy leaders are calling out the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for prioritizing the interests of the fossil fuel industry over its members and the people of Minnesota. MN350, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Environment Minnesota today launched a multichannel campaign to challenge the Chamber’s continued opposition to progress on climate and clean energy at the Minnesota Legislature.

Indigenous leaders, environmental groups call for suspension of Line 3 permitting process 
Indigenous leaders, environmental groups call for suspension of Line 3 permitting process 

Tribal leaders and environmental groups in Minnesota are criticizing a Pollution Control Agency decision to allow a permitting process for the controversial Line 3 pipeline to proceed even as the agency halts a review for another project because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climate group MN350 hires executive director
Climate group MN350 hires executive director

Longtime organizer, educator Sam Grant named to head one of Minnesota’s leading grassroots advocacy groups ⏯VIDEO INTERVIEW with Sam Grant MN350 is pleased to welcome longtime Minnesota educator and social justice organizer Sam Grant to its staff as executive director. With a small staff and hundreds of volunteers in Minnesota, MN350 plays an outsized role… Read more »

Environmental groups release new report contrasting carbon impact of Line 3 with MN climate goals
Environmental groups release new report contrasting carbon impact of Line 3 with MN climate goals

Data analysis from coalition shows pollution from pipeline expansion would far exceed reductions in emissions A coalition of 13 environmental groups released a report today showing greenhouse gas emissions from Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 expansion would vastly outweigh planned reductions in Minnesota’s emissions, as the state decides whether to let the Canadian crude oil pipeline… Read more »

MN Organizations Call for Major Investment in Clean Transportation During 2020 Legislative Session
MN Organizations Call for Major Investment in Clean Transportation During 2020 Legislative Session

Both Bonding and Long-Term Funding Are Urgently Needed January 15, 2020 – A coalition–which includes Move Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter, MN350, East Metro Strong, and Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota–has called for a major investment during the 2020 legislative session to improve transit, electric vehicle infrastructure, walking, and bicycling throughout Minnesota. The organizations calling… Read more »

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