The settlement offers a rare chance to shrink the state’s carbon footprint without spending taxpayer dollars. But the plans also underscore the challenge of reducing the millions of tons of carbon emissions that emanate from Minnesota’s cars, boats and other vehicles.
Let’s make it crystal clear.
The latest impaired waters list completes a 10-year research effort to collect data on Minnesota’s 80 watersheds.
One piece of an aggressive DNR strategy to slow chronic wasting disease in deer, the dumpster program is now in flux.
The Walz administration contends that electric vehicles’ small market share in Minnesota is due to lack of choice, not lack of interest. But auto dealers say the buying options for zero-emission vehicles in the state simply reflects consumers’ preference.
The implications of the two projects for the area’s workforce could be “crazy,” said Michelle Ufford, executive director of the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training.
McCollum got language asking for the study into an appropriations bill that passed the House. Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar are supporting a similar measure in the Senate.
It’s no coincidence that three Democratic candidates have come out with positions on this very Minnesota-centric issue.
A recent report found major declines in U.S. bird populations. Two of the most affected habitat-types cover most of Minnesota.
As farmers have suffered under U.S. trade policies, a push to invigorate the biofuels industry in Minnesota has gained new momentum.
Accidents are rare, but that’s small consolation to the victims.
A bill from Rep. Collin Peterson, co-sponsored by Rep. Pete Stauber, seeks to return wolf-population management to the states in the Great Lakes region.
The five-member PUC unanimously turned down Xcel’s request to buy the plant, saying it was a risk for customers and could lead to higher energy bills with minimal benefits.
“For the same kind of reason I love Greta Thunberg, Sigurd was someone who had this sense of purpose, this sense of calling, that he couldn’t let go of,” said David Backes.
Publication of climate-change related research by the USDA has plummeted under the Trump administration.
Walz wants to increase the supply of electric vehicles and reduce emissions. But the agenda’s centerpiece — joining California in setting rules that promote low- and zero-emission vehicles — hinges on a court battle with the Trump administration.
Following the announcement of the settlement, two nonprofits — Community Members for Environmental Justice and Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy — called for a criminal investigation of Northern Metals.
District Court Judge John Guthmann has ordered the whistleblower and a host of others to appear at a hearing on Monday to sort out the recent volley of allegations between the MPCA and Northern Metals.
We asked Walker Orenstein, our environment and workforce reporter, to show us a little bit of what happened on his recent trip to Ely to report on the Twin Metals mining project.
The crux of the policy is aimed at changing how the Public Utilities Commission makes decisions.