If the public hearing on the Line 3 tar sands in St. Paul Tuesday is any bellwether, the project should be stopped – just like Sandpiper. The overwhelming majority of attendees spoke against the Line 3 plan, which threatens the Mississippi headwaters region and many clean lakes and rivers in northern Minnesota.
Four Fact Sheets are now available on our website explaining the Enbridge Line 3 proposal and why it is a bad idea. Line 3 carries Canadian tar sands crude oil […]
On Friday, Republican leadership in the Minnesota Legislature announced an agreement on budget targets between the GOP-controlled House and GOP-controlled Senate. Unfortunately, the budget proposed by the GOP would set Minnesota dangerously backwards on protecting our air, water and natural legacy.
Sierra Club’s North Star Chapter is supporting the 100 Days of Resistance March, also known as the International Workers’ Day March, on May 1st.
On Wednesday April 19th, Minnesotans gathered for Water Action Lobby Day at the state capitol. Citizens from all over the state congregated in the basement of the Christ Lutheran Church as early as 8 a.m. to learn when they would be meeting with their elected officials and gather more information about the day’s events. Over 800 people had registered for the event.
by Anna LaCombe On Monday April 3, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted down an amendment 75-56 that would have removed repressive and controversial anti-protester language from the Public Safety […]
by Anna LaCombe As Scott Pruitt marks the one month anniversary of his tenure as the head of the EPA, I would like to take a moment today to thank […]
There’s an old saying in politics: “follow the money”. Here at the North Star Chapter, we try to do exactly that. So, between now and the end of the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature, we’ll be profiling a different interest group that is behind one or more bad attacks on our air and water every week here at the North Star Chapter Blog.
First Up: The American Progressive Bag Alliance
Crowd shot at the Alberta Clipper public meeting in Bemidji. By Scott Russell The U.S. State Department hosted a public meeting in Bemidji Tuesday to get public comments on a […]
Minnesota has many years of established environmental regulatory practice that has served the state well. Environmental rules and regulations are based on science – our public agencies are the best equipped to review and interpret scientific data and consensus, and apply it to the public interest without bias. But a new bill being considered in the Minnesota Legislature would create new mechanisms to delay or block new environmental rules from being implemented. Do we base such decisions on facts, on proven cause and effect, or…