Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)

A nonprofit organization

$146,384 raised by 446 donors

Protect Minnesota's environment!

MCEA is the leading nonprofit legal voice protecting Minnesota’s people and environment. For 50 years, we’ve worked in the courts, at the legislature, and with public agencies to enact, strengthen, and enforce smart environmental laws. 

MCEA doesn’t just protect pristine wild places, we fight for every Minnesotan’s right to clean air and drinkable water, from the Fond du Lac Reservation to North Minneapolis; from Lake Superior to Limbo Creek.

Why support MCEA? Because you care about Minnesota’s environment. And because we can’t do this work without you. We’re building a better future together. Just a few of the things we’re working on:

  1. The speculative PolyMet mine proposal is still being challenged every step of the way, thanks to the efforts of MCEA and its partners. While other proposed mines wait to see how this plays out, we’re in court defending northern Minnesota. 
  2. MCEA is helping set benchmarks for the nation, with our work to pass some of the most stringent restrictions on PFAS or “forever chemicals” in the U.S. 
  3. We’re working to bring the power of federal EPA regulations into our state’s water quality standards, partnering with farmers and well-owners in southern Minnesota to solve serious threats to our groundwater.
  4. We’re a climate organization, too! We’re incredibly proud of our work to help pass the 100% Clean Energy bill into law. Now comes the implementation part, where we know MCEA’s expertise will be critical.

Our in-house team of lawyers, scientists, and policy experts position us to stand up for Minnesota’s people, climate, and environment. 

MCEA’s work - and your gift today - will have a lasting impact. With your support, we’ll build a cleaner, healthier future for all Minnesotans.

Learn more about our work by visiting our website: mncenter.org

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Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)

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1919 University Avenue West Suite 515
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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