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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

States, executive branch cutting pollution even while Congress resists climate action

Even in the face of congressional obstruction, state governments and federal rules are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change, a new report said today. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal measures such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: Utilities vastly undervalue solar energy

CHICAGO, IL – Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

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Inspiring for clean water one paddle at a time | Russell Bassett

Margo Pellegrino, a solo-paddler currently in the midst of an epic journey in her outrigger canoe, is inspiration personified. Pellegrino is a paddler with a purpose. She’s raising awareness of watershed issues that impact our drinking water health, and way of life. Instead of doom and gloom, Margo’s message is one of hope — that the problems our waterways face can be fixed. 

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota praises Senators Klobuchar and Franken for opposing polluters’ latest attack on our lakes

Hours after the senate environment committee approved a measure to derail the EPA’s new Clean Water Rule on Wednesday, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken declared their opposition to the bill (S.1140).   Environment Minnesota, which is running a robust campaign effort to support the clean water rule, praised both senators for defending Minnesota’s lakes and other waters.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Minnesota Lakes

Minneapolis, MN – Fifty-one percent of the state’s streams, including those feeding Minnesota lakes, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to small streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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