Hundreds Opposed to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline Flood St. Paul Public Hearing

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.

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Youth Leading the Way at Water Action Day and Kids Climate March

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.

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Pulling Back the Curtain: American Progressive Bag Alliance

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

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The Best Basis for Environmental Rules: Science…Or Something Else?

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…

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