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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]