SCOTUS Allows Minnesota Climate Lawsuit to Proceed in State Court

SCOTUS Allows Minnesota Climate Lawsuit to Proceed in State Court
SCOTUS Allows Minnesota Climate Lawsuit to Proceed in State Court

The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed Minnesota’s consumer protection lawsuit against three major fossil fuel entities to continue moving forward in state court, denying a request from oil and gas companies to review lower court rulings against them.

BACK TO SCHOOL: IT’S ELECTRIC!
BACK TO SCHOOL: IT’S ELECTRIC!

Community members gathering to support school districts in securing free federal money for electric buses WHAT: On September 20, parents, educators, and community members who are interested in seeing their students on cleaner buses will gather at Como Regional Park to learn how to work with their school districts to apply for federal electric school… Read more »

WILL MINNESOTA GET LEFT BEHIND AGAIN IN FEDERAL ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS LOTTERY?
WILL MINNESOTA GET LEFT BEHIND AGAIN IN FEDERAL ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS LOTTERY?

Community members are coming together to ensure cleaner buses for Minnesota children As parents and guardians across the state prepare to see their children off to their first day of school, many are unaware of the opportunity for Minnesota to receive dozens of free electric school buses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will launch its… Read more »

Statement from the Board on MN350’s Workers Union
Statement from the Board on MN350’s Workers Union

The MN350 Board of Directors and Executive Director (“ED”) are fully supportive of MN350 organizers’ right to unionize. The standard “card check” process to recognize the union is currently underway. MN350 has submitted all legal requirements to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the unionization process is following NLRB standards. The board of MN350… Read more »

Coalition of labor, immigrant rights, climate justice, and faith organizations laud Minneapolis’ financial commitment to climate & equity
Coalition of labor, immigrant rights, climate justice, and faith organizations laud Minneapolis’ financial commitment to climate & equity

The Just Transition Fund Coalition celebrates yesterday’s announcement of $10 million in new, dedicated funding to begin implementation of the City of Minneapolis’ ambitious 10-year Climate Equity Plan in 2024. On August 15, Mayor Jacob Frey gave the 2024 budget address, which included a first-time Climate Legacy Initiative. While the budget details are not yet available, the coalition — made up of local labor, immigrant rights, climate, and environmental justice organizations — is cautiously optimistic that new staff and programs to promote racial equity in the transition to clean energy will get funding next year.

Federal appeals court rules in Minnesota’s favor in climate deception lawsuit against Big Oil
Federal appeals court rules in Minnesota’s favor in climate deception lawsuit against Big Oil

“Big Oil companies spent decades lying to the people of Minnesota about their role in the climate crisis, and thanks to this ruling, our communities are one step closer to justice,” said MN350 Executive Director Tee McClenty. “These polluters have avoided accountability for years, and now it’s time for Minnesota’s day in court.” 

Minnesota elders pull their money out of banks that finance fossil fuels
Minnesota elders pull their money out of banks that finance fossil fuels

“Chase, CitiBank, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo need us much more than we need them,” said one protester. “These big four banks are considered too big to fail, but currently, they’re failing all of us on climate and a livable future. We don’t want our money and savings to be used to bankroll the climate crisis.”

Community leaders celebrate Minnesota signing 100% Clean Energy bill into law
Community leaders celebrate Minnesota signing 100% Clean Energy bill into law

Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the 100% Clean Energy bill into law. This bill will ensure Minnesota’s energy sector operates on 100% clean energy by the year 2040.  No matter where we live, the color of our skin, or how much money we make, all Minnesotans deserve to have clean air and water for… Read more »

People’s Climate and Equity Plan Unveiling
People’s Climate and Equity Plan Unveiling

MN is now on track to provide 100% clean electricity by 2040, but are we using it? You have probably heard of the Inflation Reduction Act (or IRA), the biggest investment the United States has ever made toward transitioning to a clean energy future. While this is a huge step forward, the IRA alone is… Read more »

MN350 Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act
MN350 Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

Across Minnesota, regardless of the color of our skin or what we do for a living, we all want a just and healthy future where everyone can thrive. For far too long, government inaction and lobbying from fossil fuel corporations has jeopardized that future. With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the U.S.’s… Read more »