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Oil Spill Defense Act – Protecting Local Communities

ALERT   PLEASE HELP PACK A HEARING OF THE OIL/HAZARDOUS SPILL RESPONSE BILL FOR RAILROADS AND PIPELINES To be introduced in the Minnesota House Transportation Finance Committee next week – tentatively Monday Mar 17 or Tuesday Mar 18 evening.  Bill language is being finalized this week after two informational meetings with the Commissioners of Public Safety, MN DOT, the director of Homeland Security in Minnesota as well as the State Fire Marshall. We need a strong […]

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Contested Case Hearing to Build A Movement

So, what is a contested case hearing? MN350, along with the Sierra Club and Honor the Earth, has “intervened” in a contested case hearing to review Enbridge’s request to expand the Alberta Clipper pipeline.  MN350 is now a “party” in this proceeding. This contested case hearing started when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) referred this case to the Office for Administrative Hearings, which is an independent state agency.   This process is not a required […]

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Resist Tar Sands, Twin Ports!

Join us in Duluth! Sign up here to RIDE THE Freedom from Tar Sands BUS from the Twin Cities to the Twin Ports! Save the Date- more info to come. WHAT:  Demonstration and educational event to stand up for clean and safe water and air in Minnesota through opposition of tar sands  and the Enbridge pipeline expansion. WHERE:  Demonstration is at Canal Park near the Aerial Lift Bridge  and the educational event is at Teatro […]

Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight
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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 […]

Rally at Klobuchar’s office: 150 Minnesotans stand firm on KXL
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Rally at Klobuchar’s office: 150 Minnesotans stand firm on KXL

So much in a movement is dependent on folks simply showing up! Today we had an unprecedented crowd of over 150 of the most committed Minnesotans at the Klobuchar rally and press event today. Thank you for bearing the cold and standing strong for a livable planet. We had channel 5 news, the uptake, and a number of other press outlets there. At 1:30 we gathered at the doors of the senator’s office with songs, […]

MN350 Joins Groundbreaking Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign
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MN350 Joins Groundbreaking Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign

MN350 and the Advance Next Generation Energy Campaign is proud to be joining over 50 other organizations to create the Minnesota Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign. The campaign answers Governor Dayton’s call to establish Minnesota’s sustainable energy future this legislative session and beyond – and promotes economic, energy and climate solutions supported by the majority of Minnesota voters. We are mobilizing the energy of labor, youth, faith groups, environment and conservation interests and clean energy […]

Thank You Governor Dayton
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Thank You Governor Dayton

Tonight Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton gave his 2013 State of the State speech.  We are thrilled to see that he has taken a strong stand for a clean energy economy.  Thanks to all those who called and wrote to the governor to encourage him to do so! “No one can endure the severe droughts or floods of recent years or our milder snow-scarce winters without being greatly alarmed. If you’re not, talk with my good […]

Do the Math Tour & Conference
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Do the Math Tour & Conference

Check out this photo of MN350 published in the New York Times!  Kate Jacobson Faye and MN350 Interns Carly Dent, Patty O’Keefe, Patricia Lamas and Claire Krebs do MN350 proud. Bill McKibben and the Do the Math Tour were in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota on Friday November 30th.  Check out the crowds!  Bill was joined by  special guests Mason Jennings,  Marty Cobenais of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Polar explorer Will Steger, Kate Faye […]

One step closer to retiring Sherco coal plant
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One step closer to retiring Sherco coal plant

Saint Paul, MN- Saint Paul, MN- Today, after hearing from more than 3,300 Minnesotans that Xcel’s customers want to move beyond coal and invest in solar, wind and energy efficiency, the Public Utilities Commission ordered Xcel to submit a Sherco coal plant replacement study that explores clean energy options. Now, Xcel has the opportunity and challenge to outline its plan to build a 21-century clean energy system. “We need to see Minnesota on a path […]