Minnesota — Big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to clean water in the United States, according to a new report by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center. The report, “Growing Influence: The Political Power of Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” was released today.
Today Environment Minnesota released a report examining the role of corporate agribusinesses across the country – including Cargill and ADM – in the pollution of America’s waterways and the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
From laundromats and universities, to homes and cars, solar energy is already enhancing energy security and reducing pollution in America. A new Environment Minnesota report outlines a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ total energy needs by 2030.
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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