Cleaning Up Minnesota’s Corporate Agriculture

Agriculture has played an important role in Minnesota’s history and will undoubtedly be a critical part of Minnesota’s future – Minnesota is one of the states for crop production in the country. Unfortunately, there are environmental challenges associated with Minnesota’s role in providing food and fiber for the world.

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The Problem with Corporate Industrial Agriculture and Minnesota’s Water

One of the greatest threats to the quality and health of Minnesota’s rivers, lakes, streams, and drinking water sources is excess chemicals, fertil

Get Engaged to Prevent Pollution from Industrial Corporate Agriculture

Here are a few ways that you can get involved in your community to help address pollution from industrial corporate agriculture.  Don’t hesitate to

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Minnesota State Legislative Scorecard - 2017 and 2018 Sessions

Clean Water Action’s goal is to protect and restore our lakes, rivers and streams now and for future generations. We work to protect Minnesota’s health and water by making systemic change. We educate the public, develop grassroots  leaders and mobilize our members to get involved in policy decisions.

We also provide tools to help Minnesotans understand how their elected officials are voting. This scorecard covers the 2017 and 2018 Minnesota legislative sessions and scores every Minnesota state legislator on votes that impact clean, renewable energy, water quality, and toxics in our environment.

Protecting Groundwater in Minnesota

Clean Water Action believes that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

To make this a reality, it is vital to put drinking water first. To do that it is important that elected and appointed officials at every level of government make decisions with drinking water in mind. That means they consider the downstream impacts on drinking water sources of agricultural, industrial, and every day activities and that protecting  drinking water sources. 

From We All Live Downstream

Farm Field
November 27, 2018

The 2019 Minnesota State Legislative Session starts January 8th.  In the weeks leading up to the start of session we are going send you a brief weekly preview of the issues we want to address and the solutions we will be pushing at the Capitol. This week’s focus is on excessive runoff from corporate, industrial agricultural farm fields in Minnesota.

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November 12, 2018

Voters went to the polls in record numbers in the 2018 mid-term elections. According to a preliminary estimate from the Secretary of State's office, nearly 2.6 million Minnesotans voted in-person on Tuesday or by absentee ballot, giving the state its highest voter turnout for a non-presidential election since 2002. People were eager to make their voices heard – and they did.

Minnesota State Capitol-Drew Geraets
April 24, 2018

We are halfway through the Minnesota 2018 legislative session and it’s been made clear that some of our lawmakers are not willing to put our environment and public health first. They are placing policies that ignore science and weaken protections for our land, air, and water before people.