Category Archives: Agriculture

New Keystone XL Article

Plains Justice President Carrie La Seur has a new Keystone XL article on Grist.org, noting the many unresolved issues raised by Plains Justice’s 2010 pipeline safety reports.  In light of the recent Yellowstone River spill, these issues are more urgent … Continue reading

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South Heart (ND) Informal Conference June 28, 7pm in Dickinson

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Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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CO2 Capture Field Leaking in Saskatchewan?

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the carbon dioxide injected in Saskatchewan’s Weyburn oil field may be leaking, killing farm animals and making farm soil “fizz.” The Weyburn CO2 injection is the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, … Continue reading

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Swedish City Goes from 100% to 0% Fossil Fuel Heat

Some folks aren’t going to like the way this story goes, but Kristianstad, Sweden (pop. 80,000) went from 100% fossil fuel heat to 0% in only 20 years, using various forms of waste and biomass as fuel. Cost savings are … Continue reading

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Living Sustainably in Rural America

A recent Grist article presented the usual dichotomy between cities and suburbs as the two lifestyle options available to modern Americans. As one commenter remarked, “There may not be as many of us, but some of us in rural areas … Continue reading

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Plains Justice Attorney Briefs Nebraska Farmers on Oil Spill Response

Later this week in Grand Island, Nebraska, Plains Justice Staff Attorney Paul Blackburn will present our new report on emergency response planning on the Keystone tar sands pipeline system at the annual meeting of Nebraska Farmers Union. Nebraska farmers are … Continue reading

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