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Tar Sands Pre-Hearing Conference

Pre-Hearing Conference  (Public Utilities Commission) 35 Minnesotans showed up in a powerful way last week at the MN Public Utilities Commission to be witnesses to a livable future. This type of showing at a “scheduling meeting” between parties for the contested case hearing is rare and it made an impression on Judge Lipman, the Administrative Law Judge presiding over the case.  And it seemed he was working hard to make an impression on us through […]

Job Announcement!
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Job Announcement!

Midwest Tar Sands Coordinator Job Description Organization: MN350 is a primarily volunteer-run organization working to catalyze a climate movement in Minnesota.  We inspire and invite Minnesotans to actively engage in addressing climate change with a sense of urgency and possibility for the planet. We take our name from 350ppm, what scientists say is the safe upper limit of C02 in our atmosphere. With current levels at 395ppm C02 and rising, large-scale action for a just […]

Say NO to Tar Sands
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Say NO to Tar Sands

Call Senators Klobuchar and Franken TODAY! We had a movement moment last spring when on March 18, 150 Minnesotans gathered together at Senator Klobuchar’s office to call on our political leader to vote to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.  Our presence along with multiple phone calls to her office resulted in a changed vote — a vote for a livable future. Well, the Senate is taking another vote — most likely tomorrow or Wednesday, according […]

MN350 Draws the Line on September 21st!
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MN350 Draws the Line on September 21st!

We DRAW THE LINE! On climate change and all injustice – your help is needed to expand our conversation! On the weekend of September 20th MN350 gathered with our neighbors to DRAW THE LINE to protect our communities, resources, our loved ones and in a broader sense, to “Make Peace With Earth.”  In Two Harbors on Friday September 20th – 60 people gathered on the breakwater to stay no to Tar Sands in all forms. […]

Join Us At The Public Utilities Commission: Sept. 4th
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Join Us At The Public Utilities Commission: Sept. 4th

On Wednesday, September 4th, at 9:30am, the Public Utilities Commission will be making a decision on the completeness of Enbridge’s Certificate of Need and will determine if a Contested Case Hearing is necessary. We need to pack the PUC to send the message that the contested case hearing IS necessary and we expect the PUC to give this issue the time and consideration it deserves. It is also another opportunity to message that the exploitation […]

MN350 takes a “dramatic” turn during Summer Heat
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MN350 takes a “dramatic” turn during Summer Heat

The end of July in Minnesota, and barely 60 degrees with intermittent showers every 20 minutes; it was not the weather we were expecting for Summer Heat. Nonetheless, the sun shone out from the heavy clouds at exactly the right time, and our beautiful puppets and paper mache props went across the bridge miraculously dry. This action highlighted the who, what, where, and whys of Minnesota’s Tar Sands Fight in a larger than life vibrant […]

A Trip to the Pipeline Narrative
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A Trip to the Pipeline Narrative

The trip to the pipeline started out on the bus from Minneapolis with an informative conversation about the nitty gritty of tar sands, and a quick overview of its history in Minnesota, accompanied with shared fruit, and napping. Our only stop along the way was our first destination, Cass Lake, where we learned that the dirty tar sand oil pipelines cross right under the lake. From there we were led by the well-informed and infectiously […]

Enbridge PUC hearing
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Enbridge PUC hearing

When:  Wednesday, July 17th, 10:30am — the timing of the discussion is uncertain so we will gather at 10:30 and again at 12pm for speakers and instructions for our presence at the meeting.  We will have a coordinated ongoing presence at the PUC until the decision is made.  Please fill out this form to stay in the loop about specific times and day-of updates. Where:  Minnesota Public Utilities Commission 121 7th Place East, Suite 350 […]

7/27 — Enbridge over Troubled Waters
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7/27 — Enbridge over Troubled Waters

When: Saturday July 27th, 4:30pm Where: Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN What: Enbridge over Troubled Waters Part of the nationwide series of actions about climate change called Summer of Heat, MN350 will be participating with a demonstration about the Enbridge tar sands pipeline in MN. Enbridge Energy LP is pushing towards a larger than KXL sized pipeline expansion through our backyard, to the tune of 880,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil. The Alberta […]

Indigenous Voices & Spiritual Activism for Climate Justice
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Indigenous Voices & Spiritual Activism for Climate Justice

Unifying our Energies to Move Forward, Solidarity with Red Lake and Beyond Monday, July 15th, 2013 7:00 pm at Hidden Falls Park, St. Paul, MN Donations welcome to support Indigenous Environmental Network/Red Lake Efforts Free and open to all, light snacks provided   Please join us in an alliance of environmental and faith organizations who care passionately about climate justice. Welcome and honor Marty Cobenais from the Indigenous Environmental Network to talk about impacts of […]