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1,200 say stop Line 3 at Gichi-gami Gathering
1,200 say stop Line 3 at Gichi-gami Gathering

On September 28th in Duluth, 1,200 of us came together for a really amazing event: the Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3.  I’m writing to share a few memories of this day and what comes next. Even if you weren’t able to join us in Duluth, I hope you can join the March on… Read more »

March to Protect the Sacred!

This post originally appeared on Antidote Zine and is published here with permission. MN350 is committed to working with partners to bring about climate justice and fight Line 3. Please join us and the Movement to Stop Line 3 on Monday, Oct. 14, in Clearbrook, Minn. Next Monday, 14 October 2019, is Indigenous People’s Day,… Read more »

Does personal choice matter?

We’ve written about personal choices before, and I think it’s clear to the followers of MN350 that we believe strongly in the power of collective action.  But a recent piece from Vox made me think about personal choice and its impact on who feels excluded from the movement. Mary Annaise Heglar writes a compelling piece… Read more »

Why treaties matter

“For centuries the Chippewa have hunted, fished, and gathered wild foods. These activities . . . remain in a very real sense central to the culture and identity of the Chippewa.“  — Mark D. Slonim, attorney for Mille Lacs, during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (Minnesota v. Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians),… Read more »

Tell MN Attorney General Keith Ellison: Take a Stand Against Line 3

At the 2015 Tar Sands Resistance March, then-Congressman Keith Ellison took a stand against crude oil pipelines. He talked about how the oil industry prioritizes making money over real human consequences. He told us that there were members of the Minnesota State Legislature standing and fighting with us. (You can watch his full speech here.) However, since… Read more »

Imagine Joy

Imagine a world that doesn’t run on fossil fuels. What would that world look like? How would we get to school and to work? How would we grow our food? How would we heat our homes in the winter? How would we spend our leisure time? What opportunities would be available in such a world?… Read more »

Tell MN Pollution Control Agency: electric buses, not fossil fuel pollution

Do you remember when Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests? When the company installed illegal defeat devices into 11 million diesel vehicles that then emitted as much as 40 times more than permitted by law of NOx, a powerful air pollutant? The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency does, because the agency is deciding how to spend $47… Read more »

Meaningless or meaningful words?

Longtime MN350 volunteer Hobart Stocking is an environmentalist and author of the following post from his SkyWaterEarth (SWE) blog: If I hear someone say that the climate is an existential crisis one more time, I am going to puke. I don’t much like the word environment either. It has four syllables. Think about how I… Read more »

Nation’s Clean Car Promise

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is among 24 governors who are members of the bipartisan United States Climate Alliance that on July 9, 2019, issued a statement announcing an effort to work together to support a strong national standard through the “Nation’s Clean Car Promise,” which stated:  “We, the undersigned 24 governors– a bipartisan coalition representing… Read more »

Uniting with COPAL + Latinx

Francisco Segovia, Executive Director of COPAL, and a supporter of MN350, has been a community organizer in Minnesota for more than 20 years. Originally from El Salvador, where he taught school and went to university in San Miguel, Segovia came to the United States in 1990 after the Salvadoran government began to crack down on… Read more »