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Press Release: Enbridge’s Switcheroo Scheme to Expand Tar Sands

State Department Enables Illegal Enbridge Scheme to Expand Tar Sands For Immediate Release:   August 21, 2014 Contact: Gabby Brown, gabby@newpartners.com, 202-261-2382 This week, the State Department released documents revealing a scheme by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge to bypass the Presidential Permit process for expansion of its Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. Enbridge has applied to double the capacity of the pipeline, also known as Line 67, to put it on par with the tar […]

We have tar sands lawn signs!
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We have tar sands lawn signs!

Would you like one, or a whole bundle to spread around your neighborhood? They’re double-sided, with “Love Water Not Oil” on one side and “Stop the Enbridge Pipeline Invasion” on the other. We’re selling them for $15/sign, which includes the stand (although if you already have a stand for corrugated plastic signs, no need to take one of ours). You can buy them online (see button below) and arrange a time to pick them up […]

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Individual Divestment

Interested in divesting your personal finances? Check out this guide to individual divestment and the list of the top 200 fossil fuel companies to rid your portfolios of. You can also contact Nick, a financial advisor at AXA Group who is experienced in divestment, at nicholas.palzer@yahoo.com. Brian Nowak story Nicholas Palzer profile

What is “divestment”
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What is “divestment”

The Numbers Before we jump into the ins and outs of divestment, let’s do some math.  Here’s what you need to know to make the argument for divestment – just 3 numbers! 2 Degrees Celsius: Almost every government in the world has agreed that any warming above a 2°C (3.6°F) rise would be unsafe. We have already raised the temperature .8°C since the beginning of the industrial revolution, and that increase has already had devastating […]

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Faith Community Divestment

People of faith have become aware that climate change is a human rights issue and if left unaddressed will jeopardize the existence of many species on the planet, including us.  Historically, faith institutions have played a crucial role in social movements, and their role in the fossil fuel divestment movement is no different. Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and organization working to catalyze a climate movment in the faith community, has it’s own divestment team. […]

Divest Minnesota!
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Divest Minnesota!

Get this. The Minnesota State Retirement System has 3 billion dollars invested in the top 200 fossil fuel companies. You read that right, 3 billion dollars.  507 million of that amount alone is invested in Exxon Mobile.   The Minnesota State Pension Divestment group is building a grassroots campaign to push the Minnesota State Board of Investments and the Minnesota legislature to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in our state!  No one wants to […]

Campus Divestment!
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Campus Divestment!

The divestment movement started on college campuses and continues to spread across the globe.  In Minnesota we have active campaigns at the following schools: Carleton College – Student group Carleton College – alumni group College of St. Bens/St. John’s University Gustavus Luther Seminary University of Minnesota – Twin Cities University of Minnesota – Morris Winona State University Macalester College The best way to get updates on how these groups is to “Like” their pages on Facebook […]

MN350 Community Meetings
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MN350 Community Meetings

***Next Community Meeting is TBD. What is the Community Meeting? The community meeting is an opportunity to learn what MN350 is all about: who we are, what we do and how we do it.  As an organization primarily run by volunteers, how we show up and catalyze a climate movement in Minnesota depends much upon who shows and the energy people bring.  This meeting provides the chance for you to get a foot in the […]

Keeping the momentum beyond Judge Lipman’s recommendation on Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline
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Keeping the momentum beyond Judge Lipman’s recommendation on Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline

Following business as usual, Administration Law Judge Lipman handling the contested case hearing for the Alberta Clipper process issued his official recommendation on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in favor of building the expansion. We were expecting this, but it’s still unfortunate. He dismissed concerns about climate change (as expressed in thousands of your comments) and did not address the threat of spills into lakes and streams. As one of the members of our leadership team […]

EPA Clean Power Plan
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EPA Clean Power Plan

On June 2nd, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, released the first rules to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing power plants.  The Clean Power Plan will reduce carbon emissions nationwide by 30% from 2005 levels and will reduce air pollution that leads to soot and smog by 25% in 2030. Take Action: Educate yourself! Learn more about the Clean Power Plan Learn more about the EPA’s goals for […]