News Releases

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Statement on Release of PolyMet Sulfide Mine Plan

If approved, PolyMet would be Minnesota’s first sulfide mine – ushering in a wave of new plans for this uniquely dirty and destructive mining that would threaten the beloved Boundary Waters wilderness and Lake Superior.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota moves forward to track and clean up water pollution

This week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency made several major announcements regarding water pollution across the state and new efforts to improve water quality in the state’s rivers, lakes, and streams.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Thousands of citizens call on EPA to follow sound science, protect all waterways

Today, in an effort to increase protections for Minnesota's 10000 lakes and streams and rivers across the state, Environment Minnesota delivered over 400 public comments and letters from people from across Minnesota to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Xcel Energy’s Sherburne County Power Plant is Minnesota’s Biggest Global Warming Polluter, 21st Most Carbon-Polluting Plant in the Country

On the heels of summer storms that caused record power outages in the Twin Cities and in the midst of a severe drought across the Midwest, a new report from the Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center finds that Xcel Energy’s Sherburne County or “Sherco” Power Plant is the state’s biggest carbon polluter, producing as much global warming pollution as 2.7 million cars each year. Sherco is the 21st most carbon-polluting power plant in the country, according to the report.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota Poised for Huge Growth in Solar Power

The Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center released a new report today entitled Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America's Top 12 Solar States, which highlights the states leading the way in solar energy.  While Minnesota didn't make the Top 12, it did recieve an "honorable mention" for recently passed solar policies that should lead to a dramatic increase in solar over the next few years.

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