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Anne Borgendale

Anne Borgendale

Anne Borgendale is the communications director of Clean Up the River Environment. She is also a cheesemaker.

COMMENTARY

The clean energy transformation must include rural communities — Opinion

By: - September 23, 2021

America is at a tipping point. We need to move swiftly and boldly to a clean energy economy if we want to stave off the most catastrophic effects of climate change. This massive infrastructure change and clean economy transformation needs to include everyone — especially our rural communities.  I grew up in rural Minnesota on […]

COMMENTARY

Hey senators: Don’t presume to speak for all rural Minnesotans. We want electric cars and hybrids, too

By: - March 2, 2020

A bill is making its way through the Minnesota Senate that revokes pollution regulators’ authority to update auto emissions standards. The bill specifically targets the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s ability to adopt new regulations called “clean car standards.” In September, Gov. Tim Walz proposed that Minnesota join 14 other states and the District of Columbia […]