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Lebanon Hills
Canoe and Wild Rice - Photo from MPCA Ed Swain
photo courtesy of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

Yesterday, Conservation Minnesota testified in support of SF 2329, legislation to create and fund a “Wild Rice Stewardship Council.” 

by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

As you are probably aware, there’s a lot of talk going around about energy policy in Minnesota these days. And for good reason!

Westmill Solar and Wind Farm
by Paul Austin, Executive Director

Today, the Walz administration announced the One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy, a package of legislative policies that will put Minnesota’s entire electricity system on a path to 100% clean energy by 2050.

Microbeads on Penny
by Avery Hildebrand, Regional Manager - Southeast Metro

It goes without saying that plastic is one of only a few materials that has changed the course of human history.

by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

Since we are currently in the grips of a Minnesota winter, with major snow storms and polar vortexes all around us, now might be a good time to distract ourselves by starting to think about spring.

Doc Helping
by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

There is nothing more important to a community than the health of its members, and HF 167 enables community members to get more information about their health outcomes related to permit violations and hazardous spills.

by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

Recently, Conservation Minnesota testified in support of HF 133 "No Child Left Inside," legislation to promote and fund outdoor recreation opportunities for Minnesota kids.

by Nels Paulsen, Policy Director

In the end of January, Conservation Minnesota joined with more than 20 environmental organizations to encourage the passage of HF340 and support the recommendations of the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council.

by Anna Richey, Southern MN Regional Manager

"Something stinks…" I thought as I drove up a hill just southeast of Rochester a couple of weeks ago. And, my nose wasn’t lying to me.

Man changing lightbulb
by Center for Energy and Environment

"In December 2018, Xcel Energy's President and CEO Ben Fowke announced a clean energy vision for his utility: to provide zero-carbon electricity to customers in the eight states that Xcel Energy serves by mid-century.