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Clean energy is important. It’s good for the environment, the economy, and your electric bill.

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photo courtesy of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
by Paul Austin, Executive Director

The growing momentum toward expanding clean energy and reducing carbon pollution may not be a surprise to the readers of Conservation Minnesota’s newsletter.

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Over the last several months, Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan have made key appointments to state agencies that impact our lakes, lands, and way of life.

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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.” 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.