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A whole bunch of high-profile Minnesotans want to be on the governor’s climate council

By Walker Orenstein January 16, 2020 Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is applying for a new job — and he’s got a lot of competition: a host of University of Minnesota professors, labor leaders, activists, power industry representatives, and even entrepreneur Eric Dayton. Frey and the rest are vying for a seat on Gov. Tim Walz’s Climate Change […]

Minnesotans in the mix at UN climate summit in Madrid

By Paul Huttner and Megan Burks December 12, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20191212-mpr-climate-cast-cop25-negotiations_20191212_128.mp3 Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change Patricia Espinosa kicked off this final week of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid by urging delegates to lay the groundwork needed to make progress on the Paris climate goals starting next year. “Each year at the COP, we’re told that window […]

The ground may be white but MN’s New Deal is green

By Elliott Askari-Rabe March 19, 2019 On March 6, students and adults alike gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol for the Youth Climate Justice Summit. The event is held yearly, and is organized by Climate Generation, a Minneapolis based climate advocacy group. The event was sponsored by numerous other climate groups, including iMatter, Yea MN, MN […]

A youth-led climate movement

By Mira Klein February 21, 2019 Urgent and unabashedly progressive climate politics have come to Minnesota — or at least they’ve finally made it into the chambers of the Minnesota State Capitol. Just a few days after the outline for a federal Green New Deal was unveiled on the national stage, spearheaded by Sen. Ed […]

Line 3: Here’s what people are saying about Walz’s decision to continue appeal

By Dana Ferguson February 12, 2019 ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday, Feb. 12, announced that his administration would petition the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its certificate of need for the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline project, allowing a Dayton administration appeal to move forward. The decision fueled excitement in environmental and tribal […]

On Line 3, will Walz be the leader Minnesota desperately needs?

By Priya Dalal-Whelan, Maddy Fernands and Shahad Geer February 5, 2019 In his first week in office, Gov. Tim Walz met with us and 150+ other youth concerned about the threats posed by climate change to our future. He declared that he “ran unabashedly that climate change will kill the planet and stop our futures […]

Youth Activists Call for a Minnesota Green New Deal

Air Date: Week of January 18, 2019 Youth activists in Minnesota aren’t waiting to see what may happen with a national Green New Deal. Through a group called Minnesota Can’t Wait, they’re starting a conversation with Governor Tim Walz (D-MN) about transitioning the state away from fossil fuels, while creating clean energy jobs and other […]

Boosted by a Walz, teens press new governor on climate change

By Elizabeth Dunbar January 10, 2019 https://media.climategen.org/20190110-mprnews-dunbar-youth-climate-gov-walz.mp3 A group of passionate Minnesota teenagers hopes 2019 will be the year state government gets serious about climate change. Dozens of high school students from across the state packed the governor’s office for a meeting Wednesday, urging Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Minnesota Pollution Control […]