Susu Jeffrey | An Exercise in Pretend Democracy: The Alberta Pipeline

Rise Up Times

Minnesota Sierra Club director Margaret Levin estimated a time span of 1,000 to 2,000 years for the natural cleansing at tar sands site. Two thousand years ago was the time Jesus was said to be alive. A thousand years ahead is unimaginable.   

By Susu Jeffrey  March 14, 2017

Alberta Clipper Pipeline exposed to the elements

Bemidji MN  March 7, 2017. Imagine standing outside in a blizzard for an hour waiting at a security check. The United States Department of State was holding its only public input meeting on the expansion of a Canadian tar sands oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, Line 67, the Alberta Clipper.

The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory near 30 below. No backpacks, bags, purses, cameras, snacks or even water bottles were allowed into Bemidji’s Sanford Center for the 4:30 to 7:30 pm event. No identified was required. The 400-plus people had to…

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