Chairman of White Earth Reservation Asks Gov. Walz for Immediate Action
CITING THE COVID-19 HEALTH RISKS TO NATIVE PEOPLE AND OTHERS – DURING THE COLLAPSE OF THE TAR SANDS OIL MARKET THAT FEEDS LINE 3 -- WHITE EARTH RESERVATION CALLS FOR SUSPENSION OF MINNESOTA POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY LINE 3 PERMITTING PROCESS “UNTIL PANDEMIC IS RESOLVED”Read more
MINNESOTA POLITICIANS AND ENBRIDGE WANT TO CRIMINALIZE WATER PROTECTORS.
Proposed bills SF 2011 and HF 2241 are deceptively titled, the Worker Safety and Energy Security Act would increase penalties for protests near pipelines, utilities, and “critical public service facilities.” This is targeted particularly at Native people.Read more
Fossil Fuels are bad for your boobs. That’s pretty much it. That’s why Honor the Earth is introducing the Pipeline Free Breast campaign, as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Read more
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Monday formally approved the public hearing dates and locations for Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that would carry oil from western North Dakota to Wisconsin.
The hearings will take place Feb. 19 at the University of North Dakota School of Law’s Baker Courtroom in Grand Forks; Feb. 20 at Robert Fawcett Auditorium at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake; and Feb. 27 in the Minot City Council chambers.
On January 7, 2013, the Park Rapids League of Women Voters will host a discussion on the Sandpiper Pipeline proposed by Enbridge Company to run from North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. The forum will be held a: 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Northwoods Bank Community Room 1200 East First Street Park Rapids, MN. Seating and space is limited.
Honor the Earth is pleased that the League of Women Voters is sponsoring this informational session. The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The panel discussion will include: Tracy M.B. Smetana, Public Advisor Consumer Affairs Office, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Lorraine Little, Senior Manager of Public Affairs for Enbridge, Winona LaDuke, White Earth tribal member, economist and executive director of Honor the Earth. And, Nathan Kestner, Regional Environmental Assessment Ecologist Region 1 MN DNR Division of Ecological & Water Resources, NW Region.
The goal of the meeting is to provide the public with factual information so that they can make their own decisions. Also to help the public understand how they can get their voices heard on these matters.
The Ground rules below were modified from the established rules from candidate forums that League of Women Voters runs during elections. Our moderator, LuAnn Hurdlof is a trained League moderator and has conducted candidate forums for several years in the Park Rapids area. Questions will be gathered from the audience and also may be submitted by email to [email protected] up to 24 hours prior to the event. As many questions as possible will be asked within the time limits. For more information contact [email protected]Read more