News Releases

December 2, 2021

The climate advocacy group MN350 today announced the launch of a new ad campaign focused on climate-conscious voters in Greater Minnesota and informed by the latest research from the Yale Program on Climate Communication that found “a record number of Americans now think climate change is happening, are worried about it, and say global warming is harming people in the US right now.”

September 30, 2021

(St. Paul, MN)--Today MN350 staff members issued the following statements as oil begins flowing through the Line 3 pipeline. The Line 3 tar sands pipeline violates treaty rights and will dump the carbon equivalent of 50 coal-fired power plants into the atmosphere. The 760,000 barrels of tar sands oil flowing through the pipeline from Canada every day poses significant risks to Minnesota’s rivers, streams, and clean water. Andy Pearson, Midwest...

September 24, 2021

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Today MN350 released a  report detailing how Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute, and Koch Industries holds these climate polluters accountable for decades of lies. The report tracks the long history of disinformation, the methods used to disseminate that disinformation, and the impact on Minnesota residents. MN350 and other environmental advocacy groups recently filed an amicus brief supporting Attorney General Ellison’s...

August 26, 2021

Amicus brief supports Attorney General Ellison’s lawsuit holding Big Oil liable for decades of lying about the impact of fossil fuels on our environment St. Paul, MN -- Three Minnesota climate groups -- Fresh Energy, MN350, and the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy -- have joined a group of academics and two national climate organizations in an amicus brief supporting Attorney General Keith Ellison’s consumer fraud lawsuit that seeks to...

July 1, 2021

This week showed more evidence of growing opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline as the international conglomerate continued to prove its tar sands pipeline is wrong for Minnesota. On Monday the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls held a free concert to support the water protectors fighting to stop the Line 3 pipeline, with Indigo Girl Amy Ray saying “This is the coolest thing we’ve ever done,” as they performed on a...

June 25, 2021

(St. Paul, MN) -- A coalition of Minnesota climate groups today applauded the announcement from Xcel Energy that it would abandon plans to build a massive fossil gas plant near Becker, MN. The decision comes after Minnesotans overwhelmingly opposed the plant in public comments submitted to the Public Utilities Commission before today’s filing deadline. The Energy We Can’t Afford coalition was launched two years ago to educate Minnesotans about the...

June 24, 2021

(St. Paul, MN) -- Today in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to continue defending its water permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, MN350 issued the following statement: “Today's decision is the Biden administration on autopilot, defending a Trump water permit for a massive tar sands pipeline that is actually indefensible,” said Midwest Tar Sands organizer Andy Pearson. “The climate crisis can't afford inaction on this scale....

June 1, 2021

MN350 statement on today’s hearing in U.S. District Court: “Big Oil is trying to delay accountability and dodge the reckoning due” (Minneapolis, MN) -- Fossil fuel interests returned to federal court today seeking a stay in a decision to remand Attorney General Keith Ellison's lawsuit against them back to state court. Attorney General Ellison is suing ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute in state court for damages resulting...

May 5, 2021

Democrats, Independents, and Republicans all express support for cleaner energy and view transition as good for Minnesota’s economy FULL RESULTS of Climate Nexus poll sponsored by MN350 St. Paul, MN -- MN350 today released a new poll showing Minnesotans’ strong support for 100% clean energy. The poll, conducted by Climate Nexus, shows support across the political spectrum for Minnesota transitioning to energy sources like wind and solar.  The poll of...

April 21, 2021

MN350 strongly condemns the reckless and reprehensible killing of Daunte Wright and joins thousands of horrified Minnesotans in calling for deep systemic changes to a profoundly broken and profoundly racist criminal justice system that routinely executes Black men.

April 12, 2021

MN350 strongly condemns the reckless and reprehensible killing of Daunte Wright and joins thousands of horrified Minnesotans in calling for deep systemic changes to a profoundly broken and profoundly racist criminal justice system that routinely executes Black men.

January 30, 2021

More than 500 Minnesotans who oppose Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline rallied Friday afternoon in downtown St. Paul. They gathered in Kellogg Park and marched to the nearby Army Corps of Engineers office to call on President Biden to rescind Line 3’s federal water crossing permits, which would stop construction on the pipeline in Northern Minnesota.

December 15, 2020

Palisade, MN---The movement to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline continues to expand statewide with nonviolent protests lead by indigenous community groups and their allies escalating as the project is challenged in court. On Monday December 14th,  of 22 water protectors were arrested voicing opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline near the Mississippi River north of Palisade, Minn. All but one of the 22 were released Tuesday...

December 13, 2020

Newly elected legislators from Rochester, Duluth and Moorhead were among eight Minnesota lawmakers who spoke in opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Sunday near Palisade, where its construction would cross the Mississippi river. Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth led the group, along with 50 water protectors and activists, around the site, stopping at a prayer lodge she and other Indigenous leaders built recently in the line of construction. LaDuke and the legislators discussed the catastrophic climate impacts of the pipeline, the health risks of bringing in out of state pipeline workers during a pandemic, and the need to respect Native American culture and treaty rights.