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Getting off oil

America’s dependence on oil inflicts a heavy toll on our environment. There are many technologies and policy tools, however, that can curb America’s dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota’s Beach Closings Decrease

As Minnesotans flock to the beach this summer, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to impact the coast of Lake Superior.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat With Clean Cars

As Minnesotans brace themselves for skyrocketing gas prices; a new Environment Minnesota report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save every Minnesota family an average of $538 at the gas pump this summer alone. The report was released as the Obama administration is developing new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks. 

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Environment Minnesota Helps Minnesotans Plug into Clean Energy for Earth Day

On Earth Day, Environment Minnesota released a new guide to help Minnesotans improve the energy performance of their homes and workplaces. The renewable energy and energy-saving measures proposed by Environment Minnesota’s Plug into Clean Energy Guide promise to lower energy bills and reduce pollution from power plants across the state.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Growing Influence

The agribusiness lobby is well known as one of the most powerful in Washington, D.C., and many states. Less well known is the fact that big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to cleaner water for the American people.
Big agribusiness corporations have invested millions of dollars in campaign contributions and lobbying to defend agricultural practices that pollute America’s rivers, lakes and ocean waters and to defeat common-sense measures to clean up our waterways.

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