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Take the Public out of PUC

The Public is a bit unruly sometimes. But it was an abrupt move, by Minnesota Public Utilities Chairwoman to deny any testimony to a packed hearing room in the Enbridge pipeline expansion case. I was , well, shocked.

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When Drones Guard the Pipeline: Militarizing Fossil Fuels in the East

Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.

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Not Your Mothers Crude Oil

I am a big fan of trains. I have always been. It’s just that now, there are few trains which move people. In Detroit Lakes you can get a passenger train going east or west at 3 AM . Not exactly convenient. One reason is that trains no longer move people: they move oil, gas and coal- over a thousand cars a day through Detroit Lakes. Our town is about the same size as Lac-Megantic, Quebec which suffered from a train derailment disaster on a train carrying fracked Bakken oil.

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Indigenous Women: Never Idle

By Harsha Walia

Every morning this week I have woken up to my email inbox and social media feed filled with inspiring stories and images of resistance as part of the Idle No More and Defenders of the Land call for Sovereignty Summer. Sovereignty Summer is “a campaign of coordinated non-violent direct actions to promote Indigenous rights and environmental protection in alliance with non-Indigenous supporters.”

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Idle No More: Canada Escalates War on First Nations

By Winona LaDuke and Frank Jr. Molley

Mi’kmaq and Maliseet reserves in Atlantic Canada are the sites of a new major battle between First Nation activists and the Canadian government that represents the next stage of the Idle No More movement. The flash point came when the Conservative government threw down the gauntlet with what some call sign-or-starve consent agreements presented to First Nations right across the country.

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Government of Canada Reacts to UNESCO Decision on Pimachiowin Aki

The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today commented on the news that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has asked Canada to refine the nomination proposal for the inscription of Pimachiowin Aki on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The World Heritage Committee made this decision today at its annual meeting in Cambodia.

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Honor the Earth and the Indigo Girls Announce Sept. Concerts

HONOR THE EARTH and the INDIGO GIRLS would like to announce 3 very special acoustic duo shows,

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The Rise of the Native Rights-Based Strategic Framework

By Clayton Thomas-Muller

Our Last Best Hope to Save our Water, Air and Earth

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Nation’s Largest Uranium Mine Planned for N.M.

By Michael Hartranft - ABQ Journal

It’s been more than a dozen years since the last uranium ore was mined in New Mexico, but a Canada-based company and a Japanese partner propose to break that spell soon.

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Enbridge Oil Spill Risk High

A new report by Simon Fraser University researchers concludes the probability of a marine tanker oil spill for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project is between 95.3% and 99.9% over the operating life of the project.

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