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A note to our Supporters

Please contact the Mayor (, the City Council members (all can be reached at, the State Legislators and Federal Senators and Representatives and the Governor and help us make the case for what is right. In your calls insist on real community engagement and development instead of city sponsored increases in pollution and congestion which is in violation of the state’s Clark/Berglund Cumulative Pollution legislation. Please CC your responses to

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EPNI News:

September 14th, 2020 – Poor
Governance Brings New Toxicity to the Urban Triangle

July 30th, 2020 – Minneapolis
Threatens to Disband CEAC and SSGZ in response to their support of East
Phillips Indoor Urban Farm

July 7th, 2020 – EPNI Press Release:
Moves to Dismiss Environmental Justice Lawsuit

June 16th, 2020 – Star Tribune: East
Phillips neighborhood group sues Mpls. to stop project over concerns for residents
of color

June 12th, 2020 – EPNI
vs. City of Minneapolis Complaint

March 9th, 2020 – Clyde
Bellecourt, “Keith Ellison, Crisis in Phillips! Join us in mutual pursuit
of justice!"

February 3rd, 2020 – Senator
Jeff Hayden’s Letter to the Minneapolis City Council

May 29th, 2019 – City Pages – Hope
in the Arsenic Triangle: A forgotten neighborhood fights for its future

May 14th, 2019 – The
East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project: An Ethical Imperative

December 18th, 2018 – Alley
Newspaper – Analysis:
Environmental Racism, Degradation Not New to Phillips

December 18th, 2018 – Alley
Newspaper: Residents
Storm City Hall to Protest: Phillips Community Not Given a Voice at Meetings on
Public Works Expansion

December 15th, 2018 – The
HAC: The City’s Committee to Disempower the Community

December 7th, 2018 – Cano’s Presentation to City

December 7th, 2018 – Cano’s
Staff Direction

November 26th, 2018 – Winona LaDuke Meets with Community

November 28th, 2017 – Star Tribune: Neighborhood
Group wants aquaponics farms, bike shop and cafe at East Phillips site

June 15th, 2016 – Longfellow Nokomis
Messenger: Resident’s
fight city’s plan to use Roof Depot site as water yard

February 26th, 2016  –
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Minneapolis
City Council Approves Roof Depot Site Purchase; Cano Calls Deal ‘Institutional


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EPNI Board Members and Key Urban Farm Supporters

The East Phillips Indoor Urban Farm Project is unanimously supported by the EPIC Board of Directors, the EPIC membership at numerous membership meetings and unanimously at two large community meetings (250 attendees). The project is also supported by the Sierra Club, the Green Team, the Seward Co-op, over 400 individual signers on support petitions and many other organizations & individuals throughout the city. The project also meets every goal of the South Side Green Zone and is in the South Minneapolis Opportunity Zone.

Environmental Justice Development
And Green Zone Planning

In the City of Minneapolis