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Save Our Water

The city of Elko New Market is rushing through plans for California-based Niagara Bottling to build a factory in Elko New Market, with the intent to sell 310 million gallons each year of groundwater from the Prairie du Chien Jordan aquifer, all in single use plastic bottles. Before an amendment to the Elko New Market water appropriation permit is granted,… Read More »Save Our Water

Support the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund

The Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) plays a critical role in addressing emerging challenges to our natural resources. This funding supports crucial projects across our state that enhance outdoor recreation, support agriculture, create environmental equity, and protect habitats critical to wildlife. It is vital that we renew the constitutional dedication of a portion of lottery funds to the… Read More »Support the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund

Support Our Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides used widely on farms and in urban landscapes. They can persist in soil for months or years after a single application. Neonicotinoids are absorbed by plants and can be present in pollen and nectar, making them toxic to bees.  A current bill in the Minnesota Legislature (HF2805 and SF1915) would ban the sale, possession, or use… Read More »Support Our Pollinators

Support Climate Crisis Mitigation

Addressing the climate crisis (getting to Net 0 by 2050) requires a two–pronged approach. Although the primary means is stopping climate pollution, it is also necessary to protect and expand natural carbon sequestration through the preservation of lowland conifer stands. These treed wetlands occur on mucky mineral or wet organic soils and include richly forested peatlands or bogs. Minnesota lowland… Read More »Support Climate Crisis Mitigation

Protect Children from Forever Chemicals

PFAS or “forever chemicals” have been linked to cancers, allergies, diabetes, and birth defects. New EPA guidelines confirm there is virtually no safe level of PFAS in drinking water. Forever chemicals are used in a variety of consumer goods including cookware, clothing, dental floss and children’s products. HF552 and SF2222 would prohibit PFAS in products designed for infants and children… Read More »Protect Children from Forever Chemicals

100% Clean Energy

The 100% Clean Energy Bill (SF4) will put us on the path to achieve 80% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and a 100% carbon-free electricity system by 2040. Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy experts analyzed this bill using modeling software and found that if it is passed into law, it would reduce climate pollution by a cumulative 273 million metric tons… Read More »100% Clean Energy

Protect Our Water

Increasingly, Minnesota is being asked to turn control of our water supply to large corporations that seek to develop mining operations that would impact the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior or to draw heavily from our aquifer to fill bottles of water that would be shipped and sold across our nation. Yet our state has no comprehensive water study that… Read More »Protect Our Water