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2 Million for Clean Energy in Minneapolis
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2 Million for Clean Energy in Minneapolis

  Last week the Mayor of Minneapolis, Betsy Hodges, released a proposed budget that would allocate $2 million per year to clean energy and energy efficiency in the city. The money would come from increasing the city’s franchise fee, the annual cost utilities pay to Minneapolis for the ability to use city infrastructure for energy purposes.  By increasing the franchise fee marginally for all residents and businesses across the city, Minneapolis will have more money […]

Governor Dayton: Uphold the Paris Climate Accords!
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Governor Dayton: Uphold the Paris Climate Accords!

In order to meet our goals for the Paris Climate Accords in MN we must not allow the Line 3 tar sands pipeline expansion to go through. Governor Dayton supports the Accords, now we need him to oppose the pipeline! 

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MN350: Legislature should do over, do better on justice and clean energy

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2017 Contact: Kevin Whelan, kevin@mn350.org 612-414-9731 Patty O’Keefe, patty@mn350.org 952-221-3977 MN350: Legislature should do over, do better on justice and clean energy Since the regular legislative session came to an end on Monday, Minnesotans have flooded the Capitol to reject a set of late night special interest attacks on workers’ rights, the security of our immigrant neighbors and our common future. MN350, a climate justice organization that organizes to make […]

MN350 Summer Internship
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MN350 Summer Internship

Are you looking for a summer internship? At MN350 you can gain valuable job experience, get school credit and protect the climate at the same time! Choose a concentration in Policy Action, Pipeline Resistance, Deep Canvass, or the campaign you are most interested in. Sign-up to get more information at mn350.org/volunteer

Action Today: People’s Congress for Climate Justice!
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Action Today: People’s Congress for Climate Justice!

Join us for the People’s Congress for Climate Justice today, Monday, May 22 2017  from 4:30-6pm Monday is the last day of the legislative session in Minnesota, and legislators will be at the Capitol passing big bills that seriously threaten our water, climate, and communities. If the legislature can’t pass bills that protect our families and our planet we can show them how to do it right. That’s why we’ll be holding a People’s Congress for […]

Petition Delivery to Governor Dayton’s Home!
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Petition Delivery to Governor Dayton’s Home!

This legislative session, republicans are pushing two big bills, the Energy Omnibus bill and the Environment Omnibus bill, that include countless attacks to our climate, environment and communities. To support Governor Dayton in doing the right thing and vetoing these bills, we’ve collected close to one thousand postcards! We will deliver them right to his house on 1006 Summit Ave in St. Paul, next Monday, May 8th at 4:30pm. Please join us to make sure our message is […]

Get involved in local democracy!
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Get involved in local democracy!

This spring get involved in local democracy and making the City of Minneapolis a city for climate justice! Want the City of Minneapolis to choose a bank that doesn’t fund crude oil pipelines, payday lending or private prisons? Want a city that is committed to inclusive financing for a just and 100% clean energy future?  There are two ways you can make your voice heard and shape our pathway to a clean energy future in […]

Join our Policy Action Team!
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Join our Policy Action Team!

  Click here to see a list of bills introduced this week. Click here to see a list of bills we support. Click here to see a list of bills we oppose.   Who we are We are volunteers who are working to build a movement for climate justice at the state capital!   What we do We fight for climate and environmental justice at the state level.  We advocate for climate-friendly policies and against […]

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New Bills

These bills were introduced the week of March 6th. HF 2233/SF 1907 Grants funding for and extends energy savings analysis of CIP program thru a new “energy savings platform tool”  (House sponsors: Anselmo, Garofalo; Senate sponsor: Goggin) HF 2110  (Sponsors: Lee; Dehn, R.; Loonan; Maye Quade) ) Energy sector jobs initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.  Referred to JGEA in the House HF 2170/ SF 1906 Creates a process to address certain noise complaints resulting from […]

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Bills We Support

House File 1772 / Senate File 1531: A Stronger Renewable Energy Standard by 2030 Description: The outcome of the bill would strengthen Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard, meaning 50 percent of our state’s electricity would come from clean energy by 2030. Status: The House bill was was referred to the JGEA Committee. The Senate companion bill  was referred to the Energy Committee.   House File HF1949/ No Senate File yet: Good Pipeline Legislation Description: Land owners […]