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Generating Failure: How Building Nuclear Power Plants Would Set America Back in the Race Against Global Warming

Far from a solution to global warming, nuclear power will actually set America back in the race to reduce pollution, according to a new report by Environment Minnesota. Leading environmental organizations are calling on states and Congress to focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy instead of nuclear power as the solution to global warming.

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Report | Environment America Research and Policy Center

Too Much Pollution

Minnesota’s global warming pollution increased by 27 percent since 1990, according to a new analysis of government data released today by Environment Minnesota.

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Over 230 Million Pounds of Toxics Discharged into American Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Minnesota’s waterways, according to a report released today by Environment Minnesota: Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act. The report also finds that toxic chemicals were discharged in 1,900 waterways across all 50 states.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Wasting our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year—threatening both the environment and human health. According to the EPA, pollution from industrial facilities is responsible for threatening or fouling water quality in more than 10,000 miles of rivers and more than 200,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Getting on Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence

In 2008, people in Minnesota saved 39 million gallons of gasoline by riding transit in record numbers – the amount consumed by about 67,000 cars in Minnesota.  Transportation is responsible for more than two-thirds of our dependence on oil, and about one-third of our carbon dioxide pollution. Standing with other transit advocates in front of the Light Rail station at City Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, Environment Minnesota outlined the findings in their new report “Getting On Track: Record Transit Ridership Increases Energy Independence.”

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