Environmental Groups

31 Mining Leases In Northern Minn. Get The Green LightThe possibility of more precious metal mining proposals in northern Minnesota took another step forward on Friday after the state's executive council approved 31 leases of state and private lands to three mining companies seeking exploration.
Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Ballast RuleEnvironmental groups say they may renew a legal battle if the federal government doesn't toughen proposed regulations of ship ballast water that has brought invasive species such as zebra mussels to the Great Lakes.
Environmental Groups Camp Out At The Minnesota CapitolSince the shutdown has canceled any type of camping at State Parks, some have decided to camp out on Minnesota's capitol lawn.