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

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 »

St. Paul votes to oppose Xcel 15-year plan,  proposal for new fracked gas energy plant
St. Paul votes to oppose Xcel 15-year plan, proposal for new fracked gas energy plant

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.

Minnesotans turning to hearings to press Xcel for stronger climate commitments
Minnesotans turning to hearings to press Xcel for stronger climate commitments

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.

Pledge of Resistance against Line 3 reaches milestone of 2,500 signers
Pledge of Resistance against Line 3 reaches milestone of 2,500 signers

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.

DOT report promotes Clean Car Standards in Minnesota even as Trump administration moves to undercut them
DOT report promotes Clean Car Standards in Minnesota even as Trump administration moves to undercut them

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. 

Minnesota on verge of becoming next state to adopt goal of 100 percent clean energy
Minnesota on verge of becoming next state to adopt goal of 100 percent clean energy

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.

Trump’s pipeline orders: a sweetheart gift to Big Oil and an affront to common sense
Trump’s pipeline orders: a sweetheart gift to Big Oil and an affront to common sense

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.