The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill this week. While it’s far from perfect, specific amendments related to conservation and accountability that were passed during the floor vote give one hope that the voices of average citizens can be heard inside the Beltway. Let’s hope this is a sign of things… Read more »
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by Matt Dybedahl
Over the last five years many businesses have been becoming more environmentally cautious with the way their companies produce, manufacture, and promote their products. Companies are positioning themselves as part of the…
Today, a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected more than two million comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
by Joel Mandella
The Southwest Corridor LRT line would span 15.5 miles, and pass through the cities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, and near Edina. It would create a clean transportation choice for the region, over…
The sun is shining, the days are getting longer and you are undoubtedly enjoying all that Minnesota’s Great Outdoors has to offer. Now is the perfect time to let the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) help you grow your summer garden as you help us grow our efforts to protect and enhance the Minnesota you love…. Read more »
One can almost detect the longing in Denise Crews’ voice when she describes what foods she misses the most since she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. “The hardest thing to give up was the fried chicken—Popeyes, Kentucky Fried Chicken. Their biscuits. The grease,” Crews told me during a recent LSP podcast interview at a… Read more »
by Mallory Carter, Campus Beyond Coal Student Organizing Fellow
Campus Beyond Coal leaders Rachel VanAllen, Erik Lundborg, and Long Le prepare to deliver over 400 individual comments to the Public Utilities Commission in May.
by Cassandra Hall
Hello! I’m Cassandra Hall, and I’m with the Sierra Club North Star Chapter this summer as their Clean Energies intern! If you have a clean energies story or event that you think I should cover, please email me…
I sat in a farmhouse one afternoon last month as a hot wind lifted rich topsoil from surrounding fields. On the drive in, I’d noticed a surprising amount of rill erosion on newly tilled cropland—surprising because recent rains had not been all that intense and the fields were not unusually steep. Out of the blue… Read more »
photo by Superior National Forest on Flickr
On Friday, members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will consider a bill that would risk the loss of more than 86,000 acres of Minnesota’s Superi…