Air

Minneapolis works with auto shops to clear the air

At autobody shops across Minnesota, painters adorn respirators, eye protection, coveralls, and gloves to start their day. This protective attire keeps shop employees safe from the myriad of chemicals and associated air pollution that comes from solvent-based paints used to paint or refinish cars.

The bumpy road to transformation

Black, brown, and Indigenous people suffer the most from environmental injustices. Factories, industries, and heavily trafficked roadways were built in our communities, forcing us to live with the polluted air, water, and soil that come from these hazards. It can…

Our role in Minnesota’s Climate Action Framework

The Walz Administration has released their Climate Action Framework, a vision for how Minnesota will address and prepare for climate change. Mike Harley shares examples of Environmental Initiative's commitments to collaborative action.

S.M. Hentges & Sons in Jordan upgrade old excavators

Environmental Initiative has partnered with S.M. Hentges & Sons to upgrade two Komatsu excavators through Project Green Fleet.

Ulland Brothers upgrades old Class 8 Mack truck

Ulland Brothers in Virginia, Minn. recently replaced a 2005 Class 8 Mack truck with a new, cleaner burning model through Project Green Fleet.

Northland Constructors in Duluth upgrade three Class 8 trucks

Environmental Initiative has partnered with Northland Construction to replace three Class 8 Mack trucks manufactured in the 1990s with new, cleaner burning models.

Landwehr Construction in St. Cloud upgrades crawler tractor and excavator

Landwehr Construction in St Cloud, Minn. recently replaced one crawler tractor and one excavator, reducing air pollution in their construction fleet.

Media release: Crescent Towing cleans up emissions on 10 tugboats

Environmental Initiative has partnered with Crescent Towing to replace 20 old diesel-powered engines on 10 tugboats in their fleet in New Orleans.

How the SCOTUS ruling on EPA’s authority could impact Clean Air Minnesota’s work

The EPA has lost a tool to regulate carbon emissions after a recent Supreme Court ruling. Now other levels of government and organizations, like Clean Air Minnesota, may need to help fill in the gaps.

Steps must be taken to reduce disparities in air pollution exposure

Air quality experts share insights on the unequal burdens of pollution on people of color and offer solutions to positively impact communities carrying the heaviest burdens.