News Releases

November 12, 2020

The climate justice group MN350 today urged the Walz administration to order a halt on any construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline after the Pollution Control Agency approved key permits needed by Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy.

October 9, 2020

Minneapolis, MN—Monday, Oct. 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota, and Rock the Vote Native Style is observing the day by participating in community events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Hosted by Rock the Vote Native Style and 7th Generation 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 Location: Paul Bunyan & Babe, Bemidji The Native Symposium - We’re Still Here Hosted by Native Roots Radio 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11...

September 28, 2020

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.

September 11, 2020

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.

August 21, 2020

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.

July 8, 2020

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.

June 24, 2020

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.

May 27, 2020

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.

April 30, 2020

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.

April 8, 2020

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.

March 30, 2020

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 in the growing movement to protect our climate. The organization’s goals include stopping the expansion...

January 29, 2020

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 cross its cleanest waters. The “Giant Step Backward” report shows that, by increasing the global...