Category Environment

MINNESOTA CLIMATE WEEK September 20 – 26, 2021, STOP LINE 3

Call Gov. Tim Walz at 651-201-3400 Stop Line 3!

The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

“So by all means, skip that next beef burger, or take a pass on that cheap flight to Cancún. But then ask yourself how you can magnify the impact of what you do.”

United Nations committee asks U.S. to investigate possible Line 3 treaty violations

“If the violations are verified by the United Nations, the letter says it would be a breach of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which has been signed and ratified by the U.S. “

Stop Line 3 Weekly Vigil and Bannering

Stop Line 3 insolidarity with water protectors. Join the weekly vigil and bannering.

Chomsky: Biden’s “Radical” Proposals Are Minimum Measures to Avoid Catastrophe, interview by C. J Polychroniou

In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s greatest scholars and leading activists, shares his insights on the state of the world and the conundrum of activism and change, including the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for Palestinian rights, the urgency of the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear weapons.

Minnesota Governor Walz “Can’t” Stop LINE 3, by Susu Jeffrey

Minnesota is home to the headwaters of the three major North American watersheds that drain north to Hudson Bay, south down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, and east out the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River to the North Atlantic Ocean. Slicing across all three watersheds are two black Enbridge tar sands oil pipelines from North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin. The southern pipeline is the new “replacement” Line 3 that would carry more than 31-million gallons of oil daily, with a huge dump of carbon emissions into the earth’s atmosphere.

Amazon Rainforest

Chris Hedges: How Corporate Tyranny Works

“They tried to grind us down using classic corporate defense tactics,” Donziger said of the legal war. “They filed thousands of motions. We stood strong. We had a great legal team of Ecuadorian lawyers.”

DN! “All We Can Save”: As Climate Disasters Wreck Our Planet, Women Leaders Are Key to Solving the Crisis

“We should care because this is the planet that we have to live on, right? Like, we can’t actually all leave the planet. And it is interesting that you opened this segment by talking about the balance of coverage. We are simply not seeing very much climate coverage at all in the mainstream media.”

DN! Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests

“About a month ago, the Minnesota DNR, which is probably the most corrupt agency in the state of Minnesota, allocated 5 billion gallons of water to Enbridge in the middle of a drought. They knew about…”

Lethal Force Against Pipeline Protests? Defending the Sacred”: Indigenous Water Protectors

Critics say [Governor] Noem is turning the National Guard into a private mercenary force targeting migrants, but the governor’s plans for the National Guard could encompass other activities. “This, to me, is an extension of the fight that’s happening all over Mother Earth, protecting the last beautiful places, protecting the sacred,” Resistance to construction of […]

DN! Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action

“I mean, you know, the wins are such that it would be difficult to categorize them all. I mean, tax has to be the biggest one, right? The reduction of the corporate rate was — you know, it was probably worth billions to Exxon. So, yeah, I mean, there were a lot of wins.”

ONLY US: Greenlining the Burbs, by Susu Jeffrey

The last chance to warn watershed deciders against permitting a Spring Road upscale ridge-top homes project in Eden Prairie is coming up. See details at the end of this article.

World Moves Forward on Climate, Powerful Institutions Lag Behind

“To all of the institutions currently failing us, trust me when I tell you that the time to divest is now. In another few years or perhaps, just another 365 days by the next Earth Day, the opportunity to divest while it still counts—for your morals and your money—may have already disappeared.”

What is Ecology Democracy?

MINNEAPOLIS A Sustainable, Smaller Government – GDP VS GPI part 2/16 In this series we will compare the differences between the Gross Domestic Product and the Genuine Progress Indicator and why we believe Minnesota should begin using the GPI as its primary model for measuring economic strength. This is part 2 of 16 which focuses […]

The Issue Ignored by the Media: How the Military Affects our Climate & Democracy

How the military sector impacts the environment, but also how the military sector itself prepares for a changed climate and also why climate movements do not focus on the role of the military in their activism.

Criminalizing Black Protest: When We Resist

“That’s incredible that you were really just showing them that you left this all over Texas, left it all over the world, it’s probably going to be left over Louisiana, but you were charged with terrorism. So to your point, who’s the terrorist and the situation…”

Standing with Women Water Protectors, by Barbara Williams

“The proposed monstrosity would snake through 200 pristine lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota including watersheds for the wild rice that is unique to this part of the world and has been intrinsic to the Anishinaabeg/Ojibwe way of life for centuries. A spill could permanently destroy rice beds as well as the fish and wildlife habitat.”

Eden Prairie MN: City Vote Threatens Fredrick-Miller Spring Water

“Riley Creek has experienced a noticeable decrease of fish and plant life according to water protector Friends of Fredrick-Miller Spring. The Spring’s generosity rushes down Purgatory Ridge and is arguably the last fast-flowing, easy access, good-tasting major spring water in the Mississippi watershed of southern Minnesota.”

Democracy Now! Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth, Parts 1 and 2

The book offers a “people’s program to prevent extinction,” says Melanie Yazzie, assistant professor of Native American studies and American studies at the University of New Mexico and co-author of “The Red Deal.” “The plan is really clear. The stakes are really clear,” Yazzie says.

Code Pink: Closing US Military Bases Abroad

Why should the 800 US military bases abroad be closed? with Christine Ahn, David Vine and Robert Kajiwara