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Tell Minnesota Department of Agriculture to Prevent Nitrate Contamination

Tell the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) to protect our health and our drinking water by drafting a stronger Nitrogen Management Rule!

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Restore the MPCA Citizens' Board

For nearly 50 years, Minnesota has had an environmental citizens’ board, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Citizens’ Board, which has been one of the only venues for Minnesotans to challenge and improve many proposed development projects that negatively affect our environment and our water. 

7 out of 10 cans contain BPA in the lining or the lid

Tell Campbell’s: It’s time to can BPA!

A brand new report found 67% of nearly 200 food cans, from dozens of brands and retailers, tested positive for the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disrupting chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, and type-2 diabetes.

Call for an Environmental Assessment for R.D. Offut Expansion!

Protect Minnesota groundwater by urging the Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr to hold a public hearing and require the R.D. Offutt industrial potato farm to do an environmental assessment before being able to expand in the area.

Split Rock Lighthouse, Lake Superior

Great Lakes Compact: Curbing Reckless Water Withdrawal

We all should be able to enjoy Lake Superior for generations to come. Unfortunately, the waters of Lake Superior are at risk of being sold to the highest bidder.

Tell S.C. Johnson to eliminate Galaxolide

Tell S.C. Johnson to protect the Great Lakes and eliminate Galaxolide

A common fragrance chemical in cleaning products, Galaxolide, has been found in increasing levels in the Great Lakes.

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Opposition to Toxic Polystyrene Gaining Traction

June 29, 2016

Many of us have been in the awkward situation of attending a family picnic or community event where we line up for food and discover the only choice for dishware is polystyrene (ex. Styrofoam and similar products).

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Healthy Legacy Statement on Revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act

June 13, 2016

Kathleen Schuler and Deanna White are co-directors of Healthy Legacy, Minnesota's coalition for safer chemicals.

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Minnesota's 2016 Legislative Session in Review

May 31, 2016

As the brief 2016 legislative session ended, it was clear that this session would end like the 2015 legislative session did, riddled with missed opportunities to protect Minnesota’s environment and public health.