National Wildlife Federation prez to address climate change

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership will hold its annual meeting Thursday, featuring keynoter Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation.

Schwieger, according to a press release, will “address how Minnesota and the Midwest can play a key role in tackling global warming.”

The NWF has 48 affiliates and 4 million supporters. The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is a coalition of 80 conservation and environmental organizations.

The rest of the particulars:

When: Thursday
12:15 p.m. — Schweiger remarks.
1 p.m. — Panel discussion and reaction to Schweiger’s presentation. Panelists include: Lois Quam, Piper Jaffray, renewable energy & clean technology; Rob Drieslein, editor, Outdoor News; and Matthew Anderson-Stembridge, Creation Care Fund.
Where: Château at Medicine Lake, 10715 South Shore Drive, just northwest of Highways 169 and 5

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  1. Submitted by Carol Overland on 06/12/2008 - 11:03 am.

    So do you think the National Wildlife Federation’s Larry Schweiger will disclose that the NWF received $$$ from the Joyce Foundation to promote coal gasification? Specifically to build support in Indiana and Michigan for coal gasification as an alternative to conventional coal-burning power plants. Indiana Wildlife Federation and Michigan United Conservation Clubs would be partners in this effort.” This Edwardsport, IN plant was granted a permit, unlike the others in the permitting process. Hmmmmmmmm… and maybe Lois Quam, Piper Jaffray, could talk about Piper Jaffray’s letters of financial support of the Kandiyohi Midtown Eco-Crapper, which would spew nearly a million pounds of pollutants over the neighborhood — thankfully the project has now been pulled by the developers (the bad news is that it might appear in SE Como neighborhood, if so, the fight resumes). Minnesota can take a leading role, that is, if it doesn’t do stupid things like exempt Big Stone II and Mesaba Project and their 10 million tons annually of CO2. Exemptions will NOT get the job done — we need drastic reductions.

    Carol A. Overland
    Attorney for against the Mesaba Project

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