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April 21 Earth Day at MN State Capitol
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April 21 Earth Day at MN State Capitol

Earth Day has historically been a day of celebrating our planet and all the life that lives on it. Today, our only home and its inhabitants need our love and celebration more than ever. That’s why on the eve of Earth Day, April 21st, we’ll be gathering to show our legislators that we must keep fossil fuels in the ground and engage in a just transition to a renewable energy economy. Through music, song, and movement […]

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2016 Caucus Resolutions

Support Climate Action at your local Precinct Caucus session on Tuesday evening March 1!   One part of precinct caucus meetings is the Resolutions process in which you can propose what you think should be included in the state party platform.  Caucuses are held in locations across Minnesota, are open to the public, and participation is encouraged. What: Propose a caucus resolution at your 2016 Precinct Caucus When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7p.m. (registration […]

Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report
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Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report

Minneapolis, MN – A new report compiled by national and regional environmental and Tribal groups exposes the serious threat Enbridge Inc., the Canadian oil pipeline goliath, poses to the Great Lakes region. READ THE REPORT HERE: Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report Released today, the report highlights the various tar sands projects Enbridge operates across the Great Lakes region and the devastating impact it has had on communities and will continue to have if Enbridge is permitted to continue its scheme […]

Minnesotans Move their Money from U.S. Bank
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Minnesotans Move their Money from U.S. Bank

On February 16, over 100 religious leaders and community members gathered in front of U.S. Bank headquarters in downtown Minneapolis to call on U.S. Bank to stop toxic practices harming our communities and world.   U.S. Bank continues hazardous business practices that threaten our water, climate and indigenous communities by funding dangerous tar sands oil pipelines and fossil fuel extraction. Over the last several months, MN350 and partners had asked U.S. Bank to meet with […]

Corporate Accountability Week of Action
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Corporate Accountability Week of Action

Unite for climate justice, racial equity, and worker’s rights! During the week of February 14, MN350, along with a local coalition of racial and economic justice groups, hosted a series of actions calling on U.S. Bank to address current business practices that threaten our communities, water, and climate. Over the prior months, community members pledged to move their money from U.S. Bank if they failed to meet with us by Valentine’s Day, Feb 14.  Make […]

Press Release: MN banks should divest from climate chaos
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Press Release: MN banks should divest from climate chaos

For immediate release: January 26, 2016 For more information contact: Ulla Nilsen, MN350 Corporate Accountability ulla@mn350.org, 612-787-7110 Kate Jacobson, MN350 Program Director kate@mn350.org, 651-402-8901 Activists: MN banks should divest from climate chaos Report says Wells Fargo, US Bank invest billions in most-damaging fossil fuels On January 26th at 10:15 am, 25 members of local climate change activist group MN350 entered the lobby of US Bank at the corner of Hennepin and University, chanting “US Bank, […]

U.S. Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution
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U.S. Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution

While most big banks have recently begun to divest from coal mining companies, U.S. Bank has not, and has refused to substantively engage on climate issues. It’s time to Move Your Money from U.S. Bank until they decide to Fund Solutions, Not Pollution.  U.S. Bank needs to put its business practices where its mouth is and invest in the well-being of our communities and climate. Move Your Money TODAY! This action is in response to the Corporate […]

Road through Paris
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Road through Paris

Our climate is in uncharted territory. 2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. The previous hottest year? Last year. Yet momentum is growing to tackle this crisis. Political and religious leaders are beginning to get the message that people like you have been voicing for years.  Now with the victory of President Obama’s Keystone XL rejection, momentum is building faster than ever. We’re carrying this momentum to the big U.N. […]

Duluth Enbridge Action!
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Duluth Enbridge Action!

On Monday, over 200 people marched through the streets of Duluth and into an Enbridge office. There we delivered a letter of demands to Enbridge and asked that they meet with us to discuss those demands. No one would accept the letter, so seven people refused to leave the room and were arrested. Since then, everyone has been released and is safe. Thank you for all who came out today to fight for our water, our climate and our […]

Illegal Alberta Clipper Expansion Scheme
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Illegal Alberta Clipper Expansion Scheme

Whether transported on the Enbridge Alberta Clipper, or on the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, extraction, refinement and transportation of tar sands oil has up to a 37% higher carbon footprint than regular oil. We are already experiencing climate change, and the time to transition to renewable forms of energy is now. Background In October, oral arguments were heard in federal court in Minneapolis over the illegal backroom deal conducted between the U.S. State Department and […]