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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
St. Paul’s City Council approved a strongly worded resolution today opposing parts of Xcel Energy’s 15-year energy resource plan, a victory for the local climate justice group St. Paul 350.
The growing ranks of Minnesotans insisting that business and government act now to address the climate crisis will press their case at a hearing Monday in St. Paul on Xcel Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan.
Environmental advocacy group MN350 announced that its Pledge of Resistance this week recorded its 2,500th signature. Signers of the pledge commit to taking non-violent direct action or supporting direct action if legal and administrative efforts to stop Line 3 are unsuccessful.
MN350 commends the Walz administration on the release Tuesday of a state report calling for action to combat carbon pollution from Minnesota’s transportation system. The report, released the same day as the Trump administration’s announcement that it intends to eliminate the ability of states to enforce strong vehicle emissions standards, demonstrated the feasibility and need for state action against pollution.
As the Minnesota Legislature considers a visionary goal to produce 100% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2050, a similar movement nationwide is growing. So many U.S. cities and states have already made the 100% renewables pledge that an economy powered by 100% renewables appears inevitable. Hundreds of Minnesotans are expected to gather Monday at the Capitol to show lawmakers that support for moving to an equitable clean-energy economy is widespread here.
As President Trump prepares for his visit Monday to Minnesota, MN350 and other
environmental groups are condemning new executive orders that would expedite the permitting
process for risky and reckless oil and gas pipelines.