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Policy Advocacy Team

The Policy Advocacy Team works to bring a moral voice to the public debate about climate change related policy at the federal, state and local levels. We will contribute to the climate movement by augmenting the moral voice on the climate crisis.

We leverage the existing energy of congregations around Minnesota to bring our voice to the political arena. Through this we build a collective sense of purpose and illustrate that the movement is large scale. We champion a set of issues that are the most relevant and energizing issues, issues that are movement building and a relevant to other ongoing programs that MNIPL supports.

MNIPL develops tools and approaches to systemic organizing for a just and sustainable future and provides those tools and resources to congregations around Minnesota.  Interested in joining our Policy Advocacy Team? Email us at claire@mnipl.org.

You can find the notes from this month's policy call here. 

Monthly Policy Call 

Join leaders across the state from 7:30-8pm on March 2nd to hear about MNIPL’s currently policy initiatives, how we select our campaigns, upcoming actions, and give your input to shape these powerful campaigns. RSVP here

 

Ongoing Campaigns 

Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign 

 The Clean Energy and Jobs Campaign is a coalition of labor, faith, youth, community, and environmental leaders who have joined together to support a responsible Minnesota Clean Energy Plan that will save money in the long run, create good jobs and leave a stronger legacy for our children and grandchildren. Learn more about our work on Clean Energy here

Environmental Protection Agency -
New Standards for Carbon Pollution

On June 2nd, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency released the first-ever standards for carbon pollution.  We are working to show our strong support for these historic rules. On May 27th, Over 95 Faith leaders from Minnesota signed a letter to President Obama thanking him for taking action, and reminding him that this is a moral commitment.  We encourage you to be actively educating yourself and others.  Click here to read Sally Bingham's Statement on the new rules and here to sign our petition.  Learn more about our work on the Clean Power Plan here. 

Here's a great video from our friends at the Sierra Club:

Stop the Expansion of Tar Sands Pipelines in Minnesota

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is joining forces with the Sierra Club, MN350, and others to stop the expansion of Tar Sands Pipelines through Minnesota. Enbridge Energy has applied to double the capacity of the Alberta Clipper pipeline, also known as Line 67, to put it on par with the tar sands carrying capacity of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Learn more about our work on Tar Sands here. 

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Stop back for an update on pricing the carbon, community solar rates, and decisions on the expansion of the Alberta Clipper line.

Click here to read more about MNIPL at the Public Utilities Commission on December 5th, when we provided testimony asking that the PUC hold Xcel energy accountable in their new Long Term Resource Plan.

Click here to view our comments to the PUC about providing opportunities for community solar.

 

Link to the national public policy page of InterfaithPowerandLight.org