Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry

Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry
Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry

A group of Minnesota’s climate change and clean energy leaders are calling out the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for prioritizing the interests of the fossil fuel industry over its members and the people of Minnesota. MN350, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Environment Minnesota today launched a multichannel campaign to challenge the Chamber’s continued opposition to progress on climate and clean energy at the Minnesota Legislature.

Southwest Minneapolis environmental activists press on
Southwest Minneapolis environmental activists press on

Since 2015, East Harriet resident Emily Moore has urged state leaders to divest fossil fuel-related holdings from public employee retirement funds. Recently, that’s meant working to get unions and the State Board of Investment, which manages the funds, to coalesce around the idea.

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 »

Statewide View Column: ‘Clean cars’ would benefit Minnesota’s environment, economy
Statewide View Column: ‘Clean cars’ would benefit Minnesota’s environment, economy

Increasing the fuel efficiency of our vehicles and reducing overall transportation emissions would provide many environmental, societal, and financial benefits. That’s why Gov. Tim Walz’s proposed clean-cars standards make so much sense for Minnesota (“Minnesota to follow California auto standards,” Sept. 26).

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 »

Divesting from fossil fuels will save pensioners — and everyone else
Divesting from fossil fuels will save pensioners — and everyone else

When 1,000 students lay on the floor of the Capitol rotunda on Sept. 20 in St. Paul, staging a “die-in” as part of a global strike against government inaction on climate change, the gesture expressed something more than alarm. Making room for each other and using friends or parents as pillows, the activists said that you can face anything if you’re not alone.

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.

Minnesota environmental nonprofits see surge in donations
Minnesota environmental nonprofits see surge in donations

Environmental nonprofits say local issues inspired an increase in donations.