We seek a just transition to 100% clean energy and equity in all our campaign work.
Political Endorsements for Electing Climate Champions
Together we are fighting and voting to create a Minnesota where all— black, brown, white, urban and rural, immigrant, and indigenous—can get home safe, breathe clean air, drink clean water, and live in healthy communities on a life sustaining planet. We are endorsing and working to swear in leaders who will live up to these values. We're proud that all our endorsed candidates won their primaries and are gearing up for the general election now. Read more.
Environmental Justice Campaign to Shut Down the HERC Incinerator
We all deserve clean air to breath. Burning trash should never be considered ‘clean’ energy. Right now, we are focusing on what our role can be to support black-led movements and organizing efforts to create safe communities for all. This work includes being part of organizing to shut down the HERC incinerator which burns trash on the Northside of Minneapolis sending deadly air pollution into Black and brown neighborhoods. Read more.
Fighting to Stop New Gas Plants
We can’t meet our climate commitments if we continue to build new gas plants. Organizers across Minnesota from St. Cloud to Duluth are fighting to stop energy companies from building new gas plants.
Last month the Duluth community told Minnesota Power and state regulators across the bridge in Wisconsin that air and climate pollution don't care about state boundaries. Duluthians said no to expanding fossil fuels by Lake Superior and asked our utilities to build a path toward clean energy.
We are grateful to Northland for joining our fight to stop the Nemadji Trail Energy Center from being built in Superior, WI. Together, we can push Minnesota Power to respond to the climate crisis , support community transitions, and ensure fair costs and equitable benefits through building a clean energy economy. We invite you to take action with us again and learn more about what we're doing in Duluth.
Pushing for Clean Car Standards
Clean car rules are part of building a sustainable Minnesota. Clean car standards would benefit Minnesota because they both reduce pollution and provide customers with more vehicle buying choices. Later in September we expect the MPCA to kick off public engagement for new clean car rules. Read more.
Stopping Line 3
On August 18, we had a big win for the movement to stop the proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Not only did the Governor continue the appeal of the Department of Commerce, a joint appeal was filed by the Red Lake and White Earth Bands, Honor the Earth, and the Sierra Club. The Youth Climate Intervenors and Friends of the Headwaters also filed appeals. We are grateful to everyone who made this happen! Indigenous water protectors, climate activists, young people, Governor Tim Walz, and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. Read more.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has a big choice to make this fall about Line 3. They'll have to decide if they want to be an agency that looks toward the future and upholds science, or one locked in the past. Minnesota has never said no to an oil pipeline before, but now is the time. When thousands of us called the Governor and hundreds of us stood outside his mansion calling on him to keep the Department of Commerce appeal against Line 3, he listened. Now we need to build on that momentum with the MPCA. Tell the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Deny Enbridge's water crossing permit for the Line 3 dirty tar sands oil pipeline.
With community partners we are a part of the Relay for Water, a journey of water from the Headwaters of the Mississippi throughout Minnesota to connect us to our shared responsibilities to protect water—our source of all life. We know the fight for Line 3 isn’t just being fought with agency permits and in the courts. It’s about building a community dedicated to caring for water. Learn more.