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News & Stories from Conservation Minnesota
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The Minnesota Senate has passed SF 4, the 100% Clean Energy bill. The landmark legislation will help the state reach 100% carbon-free energy by 2040. It now goes to the Governor’s desk for final signing.

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Toxic PFAS is found in products in our homes and workplaces, in our water and soil. Today, Policy Director Nels Paulsen presented the Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee with the following letter of support for bills that would help protect our communities from chemical exposure by creating safeguards to mitigate the effects of PFAS.

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The Minnesota House passed the 100% Clean Energy by 2040 bill, House File 7. “The Minnesota House of Representatives brought us one step closer to our biggest action ever to address the climate crisis. This historic piece of legislation will expand our economy, reduce dangerous pollution, and protect our Great Outdoors for future generations,” said Paul Austin, Executive Director of Conservation Minnesota.

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Conservation Crew members choose projects that help their school or community

News from the Crew is newsletter for our youth program, Conservation Crew. Here's what the Crews are up to, midway through the program's second year.

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Tettegouche State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior

Only weeks into Minnesota’s legislative session, excitement is growing around what we can accomplish for the environment in 2023. With the help of new leadership, we are on the path to passing 100% clean energy goals, investing in climate safe infrastructure, and creating a future all Minnesotans can enjoy. 

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Today, Policy Director Nels Paulsen presented the Economic Development Finance and Policy Committee with the following letter of support for the passing of HF 24. This bill would protect public health and remove every lead service line in Minnesota by 2033.

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