Clean Energy

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

Bemidji Pioneer

Tuesday March 7th, 2017 was the U.S State Department's only public meeting on the proposed Line 67 (formerly known as the Alberta Clipper) .  Enbridge needs to get Presidential approval to cross from Canada into the U.S.   According to Enbridge, there's an increased need for oil and with Line 67 they will be able to transport 890,000 gallons of oil a day instead of 500,000 safely.  This oil will move into Enbridge's new Line 3 along this route

www.honortheearth.org

Singer songwriter and activist Annie Humphrey joined us to talk about an Honor the Earth event at the Macrostie Art Center on November 12th called "The End of Line 3 Protest".  Also at the event will be Ojibwe storyteller Anne Dunn and from Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke. 

Rural Electric Coops

Feb 9, 2017
Beltrami Electric Coop Facebook Page

We talked with the CEO/General Manager Jared Echternacht and board member Charlie Parson of Beltrami Electric Coop about the differences of rural vs. urban energy.  They helped us understand how rates are controlled, how renewable energy fits into the picture, and how people can get involved in their own energy cooperatives.

There are so many topics to be covered when it comes to the Minnesota Legislature - whether it's the Governor's budget, health insurance assistance, bonding....Briana Biershbach from MinnPost covers the Legislature and gives us insight on the complicated subject of the Public Utilities Commission.  Right now there are many bills going through the Legislature involving the PUC that deal with a new natural gas plant, change in how citizens can publicly comment, pipeline issues and man

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