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The plight of the Hazaras isn’t well known on the international stage. They are an ethno-religious minority, about 9% of the Afghani population of 36 million.
The Coal Creek power plant sale will also include the high voltage transmission system (HVDC) that connects Coal Creek to Minnesota. Minnesota ratepayers paid upwards of $800 million to build the HVDC.
These contractual clauses have been around for a long time, dating back to the end of the 19th century in Minnesota. However, their use was sporadic until recent times.
Increasing heat and wildfires work together in a vicious cycle that constantly feeds off itself.
This is not a time for excuses or more study. It is time for action. We know what works; now it is time to bring it to scale.
A Niimíipuu citizen himself, Jaime Pinkham has spoken out about destructive pipelines and the need for meaningful tribal consultation in the past.
Before we launch another foreign war, we should ask what comes after the fighting stops. If we don’t have a good answer, we should seek solutions other than war.
We can’t be so tribal that we are incapable of criticizing leaders we fervently want to succeed.
I believe Minneapolis can learn from Austin’s experience and avoid the mistake we are now trying to correct.
The inadequacy of Minnesota’s permitting process to protect the Boundary Waters is clear.
Recent events in Afghanistan run deeper than the day-to-day humanitarian disaster unfolding now. The militarization of strategy at the expense of diplomacy and negotiation are partly to blame for this outcome.
Clean, fresh water is becoming a rarity. With some of the nation’s cleanest water at stake, Minnesotans cannot afford to fall for Twin Metals’ empty promises.
Unless people decide to collectively dig a little bit deeper than just seeming nice to strangers, Minneapolis will continually be stuck in the same racial issues year after year.
Exploitation and trafficking happen far too often in Minnesota. The majority of cases happen below the surface of daily life for most of us.
I asked if they decided the prep their sister was undergoing for a very invasive ventilator was worth their anti-vaccination position.
A growing coalition has launched a new campaign to Move on from PolyMet. With the most important PolyMet permits remanded, the governor has the power to set us on a better course for our future.
If the state is serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, we should join California’s cap and trade system.
In ancient Rome, Cato the Younger used the filibuster — albeit unsuccessfully — to prevent the Senate from making Julius Caesar dictator. As much as the Founders loved Roman history, the U.S. legal system was deliberately not based on Roman law.
For more than 30 years, experts, advocates, and citizens have been sounding the alarm about the damage fossil fuel consumption is doing to our planet. And for more than 30 years, fossil fuel companies have cast doubt and sown confusion about these facts.