News Releases

September 8, 2020

Calling the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s record on climate “an assault on Minnesota values,” the climate advocacy group MN350 Action today announced a campaign to pressure 14 legislative candidates to return campaign donations from the Chamber. “The Chamber of Commerce trumpets itself as a friend to Minnesota’s business community. And it spends millions of dollars on lobbying to buy access and influence at the Capitol” said MN350 Action Communications Director...

August 7, 2020

Three Minnesota environmental organizations today criticized Sen. Jeff Hayden for accepting contributions from oil and gas industry lobbyists and just days later signing the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, a commitment to reject contributions from the same fossil fuel interests.

August 7, 2020

Erik Simonson is favorite of state group with history of supporting fossil fuel interests, opposing climate solutions DFL state Sen. Erik Simonson of Duluth received more campaign money from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce than any other Minnesota candidate, according to a pre-primary contribution report filed last week with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board. Now three Minnesota environmental organizations, MN350 Action, Sunrise Twin Cities, and Duluth Youth Climate Strike, are...

August 5, 2020

MN350 Action today announced its endorsement of six Indigenous candidates, reflecting the growing number of tribal members seeking office nationwide at every level. Sheila Lamb, an Indigenous member of the Cloquet City Council who was endorsed by MN350 Action in her 2018 race and is a member of MN350 Action’s board, said more Indigenous candidates are running for political office, both throughout Minnesota and nationwide. This trend follows the 2018...

June 22, 2020

MN350 Action promotes No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge as litmus test Days after a crucial measure of global warming reached a record high, MN350 Action today announced a campaign to urge candidates at every level in Minnesota to make protecting the climate a priority in their campaigns. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this month that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in May were the highest in human history and...