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.
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.
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 »
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).
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 »
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’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.
Environmental nonprofits say local issues inspired an increase in donations.