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 »

Push for Electric School Buses Continues in Minnesota
Push for electric school buses continue, meeting scheduled at Como Regional Park
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.

New Minneapolis climate plan lays out ambitious goals, but advocates criticize lack of funding
Minneapolis climate equity action plan: How is the city approaching climate justice?
Minneapolis climate equity action plan: How is the city approaching climate justice?

Tee McClenty, MN350’s Executive Director, wants a clear dedicated funding stream for some of the initiatives mentioned in the plan so there’s accountability for achieving those metrics.

Electric school buses would improve Minnesota kids’ health, academics
Electric school buses would improve Minnesota kids’ health, academics

The benefits of electric school buses go beyond health.