News Releases

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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water

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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Corporate Agribusiness Pollution Across America

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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

New Report Outlines Bold Solar Vision for America

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.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

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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