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Press Release: MN banks should divest from climate chaos
in Local Campaigns, U.S. Bank Campaign

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
in Corporate Accountability, Take Action!, U.S. Bank Campaign

U.S. Bank: Fund Solutions, Not Pollution

Let U.S. Bank know that unless it stops lending to dirty coal, oil and gas, they risk losing you as a customer.  Pledge to Move Your Money from U.S. Bank if they refuse to engage with us by Valentine’s Day.  It’s time for U.S. Bank to put it’s business practices where it’s mouth is and invest the well-being and health of our communities and climate…or we will break up with them. Make your Pledge TODAY! […]

in Local Campaigns, Public Engagement in Decision Making, Tar Sands

Federal Judge Ruling on Alberta Clipper Scheme

The Federal Judge’s ruling on the Enbridge Alberta Clipper Switcheroo Scheme has just been released. The backroom scheme switched oil between two crude oil pipelines just at the international border to evade lack of a permit on the new line – the older line has a vague old permit. The ruling did not endorse the scheme, nor discuss its legality, but stated the court did not have the authority over decisions regarding cross border permitting. […]

U.S. Bank Accountability Campaign
in Corporate Accountability, Divestment, Local Campaigns

U.S. Bank Accountability Campaign

This fall, MN350 joined forces with Minnesotans for a Fair Economy (MFE), an exciting coalition of faith, community, and labor organizations, on a campaign targeting U.S. Bank. MN350 is working in partnership with MFE, and divestment groups across the country to call on U.S. Bank to follow the lead of other financial institutions to end financing for extreme fossil fuel projects. Action Alert – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

MN350 is Mobilizing and Organizing
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MN350 is Mobilizing and Organizing

Mobilizing efforts that bring massive numbers of people together play a critical role in building movement momentum and inspiring a broader public dialogue about climate change, climate impacts, and climate policy. Organizing and supporting these efforts is one role that MN350 plays in the climate movement in Minnesota. Since 2013, we have organized six trips, including the famous Earth Train to Forward on Climate in 2013, to join others in the United States in calling each other […]

Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight
in Local Campaigns, Minnesota Energy Campaigns

Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight

Many of us are familiar with the Keystone XL project that has illuminated the existence and impacts of the tar sands development in Alberta, Canada to folks in the U.S. and around the world.  What some have known for a while is that we have our own tar sands pipeline running through northern Minnesota called the Alberta Clipper that was put into production in 2010 to carry tar sands crude oil to Midwest refineries and […]

Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign
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Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign

In 2007, our state took a big bipartisan step to cleaner energy and a stronger economy, proving that we can create thousands of jobs. But our work is not done. Now, we have an opportunity to take the next big step forward – transitioning to clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power, increasing energy efficiency, and making it easier to generate local power. We can’t afford to wait. We must promote clean, renewable energy, reduce […]

The Divestment Movement in Minnesota
in Divestment, Local Campaigns

The Divestment Movement in Minnesota

The Fossil Fuel Divestment movement was born in 2012 to help our society connect the dots between the fossil fuel industry and global climate change.  The movement aims to take away the social license that the industry currently uses to ruin the planet through their businesses practices.  Fossil fuel divestment campaigns also catalyze within our larger institutions about the responsibility of taking serious action on climate change. Want to more background on the movement?  Click […]

Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership
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Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership

On December 3, 2014, the White House and U.S. Department of Energy designated the City of Minneapolis as a Climate Action Champion. This competitive award was granted to Minneapolis most specifically because the city signed an Agreement to create a first-in-the-nation Clean Energy Partnership with its energy utilities, Xcel and CenterPoint on October 17th 2014. This City-Utility Partnership has the potential to transform energy management for Minneapolis energy consumers enough to meet very aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets in the […]

Retire Sherco Coal Plants 1 & 2
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Retire Sherco Coal Plants 1 & 2

In our efforts to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to a safe level of 350 ppm, MN350 is joining with partners to strengthen Xcel Energy’s resource plan by retiring the dirtiest coal plant in Minnesota, Sherco 1 and 2, and investing more in renewable energy and energy efficiency programs.

 Coal plant pollution accounts for a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. In a world with increasing extreme weather, energy producers and consumers […]