Some of Minnesota’s most prominent conservation groups, most climate-conscious local governments, and three of its professional sports teams employ lobbyists who also work for the fossil fuel industry.

Minneapolis plans to reduce city emissions 80% by 2050, while St. Paul and Hennepin county both have climate plans calling for carbon neutrality by 2050. Yet in 2022, Minneapolis shared a lobbyist with Enbridge, St. Paul shared one with the Otter Tail Power Company, and Hennepin county shared two lobbyists with CenterPoint Energy MN Gas and coal- and gas-plant operator Manitoba Hydro.

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Andrea L Rau

Report Date: 03/31/2022
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