The public comment period to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ends 4:30 pm on November 22, 2017.
WHY IS THE PIPELINE ABANDONMENT A PROBLEM?
CONTAMINATION – Legacy contamination around or beneath the pipeline.*
DRAINAGE – Pipeline acting as water conduit. The pipeline acting a conduit for legacy contamination.*
SUBSIDENCE – Sinking due to the failure over time of the pipeline.*
LOSS OF BUOYANCY control for the pipeline.*
PROPERTY VALUE – impact on property resale value
*Source: State of MN’s Environmental Impact Statement on Line 3
Minnesota Public Utilities Commission:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail: Scott Ek, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, 121 7th Place E, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101
• Online: online comment form
Communication Notice: Please include the Commission’s Docket Numbers and OAH Docket Numbers in the subject line of all communications:
• Certificate of Need: Commission Docket 14-316 and OAH Docket 65-2500-32764
• Route: Commission Docket 15-137 and OAH docket 65-2500-33377
Minnesotans for Pipeline Cleanup:
Mail: 14860 Bruce Creek Road, Warba, MN 55793
LEARN MORE HERE
Minnesota Commerce Department: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/line3/
MN Senator John Marty comments submitted on Enbridge Line 3: https://mn.gov/commerce/energyfacilities/documents/34079/Minnesota%20Senate_Marty_John.pdf
Rough Roads in Northern Minnesota by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events
American Infrastructure by Bob Passi
Adrift In A Neon Green Sea! by Vicki Andrews
Infrastructure Risks in the Oil Transport Industry by Vicki Andrews
The Music of Democracy by Bob Passi
America’s Unraveling Fabric by Valerie Conner
Nonprofit Expo & Governor Candidates Forum
Enjoy reading the latest issue–Climate For Change–of Common Sense II
“Extreme Storms Explained” by Eric Grimsrud
“The Environment” by Bob Passi
“Solita, Daughter of the Sun, Visits the Earth – A Fable for Our Time” by Vicki Andrews
Page 3 Calendar of Events
“The Environment For All Healthcare?” By Barb Anderson
“Penny Poll at the Fair”
“Democracy Convention 2017” by Vicki Andrews
“Ghosts or Not?” by Valerie Conner
Enjoy reading the latest issue of Common Sense II
Taxes, Trump, and Tyranny
Taxes = User Fee by Bob Passi
I’m Scared. Are You? by Vicki Andrews
How Important is the Truth by Barb Anderson
Fire Away by Bob Passi
The Price of Peace by Barb Anderson
Team USA by Val Conner
Raging Grannies: Needed Now More Than Ever! by Vicki Andrews
Healthcare Providing Tax Breaks by Barb Anderson
Calendar of Events
Earth Circle and the Central Square Mall are teaming up for the third annual Earth Day at Central Square Mall. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. In order to coordinate schedules with another big event, the March for Science, the Earth Day Celebration will be on Friday, April 21, as well as a shortened version on Saturday, April 22.
The event will begin on Friday at 11 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., then resume on Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be information tables and displays on a variety of environmental issues as well as children’s activities and games. There will be movies and free popcorn throughout the event. Special Earth Day animated children’s films will be shown from
4 – 5 on Friday afternoon and from 10 until noon on Saturday morning.
The Village Bookstore will host an Author Event on Friday from noon until 2 p.m. Featured authors will be Michael Meuers and Barry Babcock. Meuers will discuss his latest book, Road to Ponema: The Teachings of Larry Stillday, a well-known healer, leader and teacher from Red Lake Nation who touched many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota. Barry Babcock will discuss his new book, Teacher in the Forest: Essays from the Last Wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters Country, about his experiences living simplistically with and not against nature.
Other special Earth Day activities in Grand Rapids are the unveiling of the new interactive exhibit ‘Lake Life’ at the Children’s Discovery Museum from 10 until 3 p.m. and the March for Science through downtown Grand Rapids, beginning at noon at KAXE. This will be followed by speakers and activities at the Grand Rapids Senior High School in the afternoon.
For further information call Central Square Mall at 326-4765 or Vicki Andrews at 218-259-4254
Enjoy reading April’s edition.
Environmental Changes by Bob Passi,
Doomsday clock is Still Ticking by Vicki Andrews,
The Lesson of Weeds by Valerie Conner
Climate Change Politics Strategy in the New Political Landscape by Dr. Patrick C. West
Attend Democracy Conference in Mpls, Calendar of Events
Draining the Swamp by Valerie Conner,
Environmental Answers???? By Barb Anderson
The environment committee of Itasca Progressive Caucus supports this initiative; plan to attend.
Click on the graphic to access the latest issue of Common Sense II. This month’s theme is The Constitution and these are the articles:
Our Genetically Modified Constitution by Bob Passi
The American Constitution by Barb Anderson
Standing Against Tar Sands Oil by Vicki Andrews
The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America by Nancy Rudd
Basic Respect by Valerie Conner
The Emolument Clause: Follow the Money by Dr. Patrick C. West
And the newsletter includes a calendar of events.
Speak out against pipeline expansion. Environmental groups asking for people concerned about expanding pipelines to attend events in Bemidji MN. Speakers, workshops, rally, PUC hearings. 4:30 -7 pm.
Day without a Woman: Act together for equity, justice and human rights of women
1. Take day off work,
2. Shop only at women & minority owned business,
3. Wear red.
MARCH 13 & 14
Worldview Intelligence program at Timberlake Lodge offered in Grand Rapids 3/13 & 14, again on May 8 & 9.
Discover your own worldview; where it comes from and how it influences your communication and relationship with others.
Explore your business, organization, church or social system’s worldview.
Explore a social system of interest to understand overlapping and conflicting worldviews.
Understand the power of becoming curious about other worldviews and opening to the possibility that multiple worldviews can co-exist in same space at the same time.
Uncover hidden assumptions, belief systems, patterns that exist in social systems, organizations.
Strategize ways to open up and change the conversation in your organization or social system on issues that matter to find new ways forward
Reflect on new possibilities for crucial challenges.
Dandelion Insurrection study group begins. (Considering Thurs. at 6, other options may be available.) Register by 3/6. Book & Study Guide, normally priced at $30 will be
$25 if 6 register, $23 if 10. To register or FFI call Vicki at 259-4254
Take Action MN: Just Transition (moving from fossil fuel to green energy) at YMCA from 10 – 1. More info: http://www.takeactionminnesota.org/events/category/itasca/
Earth Circle monthly meeting at Library at 2 p.m. More info HERE
Itasca Indivisible meeting at Dutch Room at 7 p.m. Committees include: Communication, Legislative, Accountability, Community Outreach.
Environmental Day at YMCA (Green Team from Grand Rapids High School) 9 am -11:30.
For further information on above events call Vicki at 259-4254 or email at email@example.com