Press Releases

February 2, 2024

Coalition Opposing Expansion of Ethanol and “Enhanced Oil Recovery” Respond to State Agencies’ Fuels Report

Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate and three other organizations published a Minority Report in response to the fuels report released by several state agencies and the Clean Transportation Standard (CTS) Work Group. The report asserts a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will have negative environmental impacts by incentivizing both increased ethanol production and the carbon pipeline proposed to run through Minnesota to North Dakota. The report also describes flaws in the Work Group process.

August 15, 2021

Health Professionals Hold National Day of Solidarity Against Line 3

Events in St. Paul, MN and other major U.S. cities call on Biden administration to stop tar sands  oil pipeline due to climate change-related health risks

January 26, 2021

Minnesota health professionals declare climate change a health emergency

Fourteen health-based and health professional organizations have signed a Minnesota Declaration on Climate Change and Health, calling climate change a health emergency and urging immediate action from state leadership.

December 2, 2020

Minnesota health professionals implore Gov. Walz to delay pending Line 3 construction in the face of COVID-19 crisis.

Health professionals gathered outside the Minnesota governor’s mansion to urge the Walz administration to stop the pending construction of the Line 3 pipeline in Northern Minnesota.

December 1, 2020

Gov. Walz turns blind eye to pipeline construction: Health professionals warn this could spread COVID and accelerate dangerous climate change

Nearly 200 individual health professionals from across the state, and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, have signed on to a petition calling on the governor and the Department of Health to issue an emergency stay on construction as a COVID-19 mitigation measure.