News Releases

August 2, 2021

Efforts by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to “declaw” climate-related updates to the state’s environmental review processes were sharply criticized today by a coalition of environmental groups as yet another example of the chamber’s attempts to kill common-sense climate solutions in the state. The Bad for Business campaign was launched a year ago by MN350 Action and partners to expose the chamber’s record of holding Minnesota back when it comes...

January 26, 2021

Gov. Walz’s proposed budget for Minnesota, released Tuesday, extends the governor’s disappointing record on protecting our climate and contradicts his statements about the existential threat of the climate crisis.

November 10, 2020

MN350 Action applauds the success of our endorsed candidates in last week’s elections, as well as the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

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...