New report exposes the health, safety, climate and economic risks of fossil gas

New report exposes the health, safety, climate and economic risks of fossil gas
New report exposes the health, safety, climate and economic risks of fossil gas

Today, the Energy We Can’t Afford campaign released The Health, Safety, Climate, and Economic Risks of Fossil Gas Extraction and Use, a new report on the dangers of fossil gas prepared by Melissa R. Partin, PhD.

Statewide View: Kelley called Enbridge’s bluff on Line 3 — and got fired for it
Statewide View: Kelley called Enbridge’s bluff on Line 3 — and got fired for it

With the ousting of Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley on Sept. 11, the state’s Republican-controlled Senate has now fired two members of Gov. Tim Walz’s cabinet in less than a month. Outgoing Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink failed confirmation in August. Both public servants lost their positions by a narrow, two-vote margin.

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.

Minnesota files climate change lawsuit against oil companies including Koch Industries, ExxonMobil
Minnesota files climate change lawsuit against oil companies including Koch Industries, ExxonMobil

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday sued ExxonMobil Corp., Koch Industries and the American Petroleum Institute, saying they have long deceived consumers over the effects of climate change.

How a climate plan in Minneapolis fostered racial divisions
How a climate plan in Minneapolis fostered racial divisions

MINNEAPOLIS — Seven years ago, this city leapt to the front of the urban climate movement when it adopted an action plan for global warming. Hailed by environmentalists, the plan — one of the first passed by a major U.S. city — included reforms on issues ranging from energy efficiency to waste management. But activists say the effort launched without a critical component: the input of Minneapolis’ minority and low-income communities.

Black environmentalists on climate and anti-racism
Black environmentalists on climate and anti-racism

This week, with the country convulsed by protests over the killing of a black man named George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, we decided we’d talk to leading black climate activists about the connections between racism and climate change.

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.