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Spring Break in America’s Red Rock Wilderness

April 16, 2014
By Doreen Kloehn, Sierra Club North Star Chapter Volunteer Photo: Julia Kloehn My 14-year-old daughter and I returned a week ago from a spring break trip to some of the most spectacular places I have ever seen — Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches  National Parks. We drove to Osceola, Iowa, boarded the AMTRAK California Zephyr train […] More

Clean Energy & Jobs Legislation Update

April 15, 2014
By Allan Campbell, Tom Eliseuson, Mark Snyder, Cory Hertog, and John Krenn The Minnesota legislature is in session, and things are moving quick. Show your support for Clean Energy & Jobs on Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22nd at 4pm) at the State Capitol! We need you to come out to the rally to show your […] More

Climate Avengers Training Success

April 11, 2014
By Emily Saunders Last Saturday morning, alongside bagels and coffee, I met with a great group of Sierra Club volunteers at the Climate Avengers Leadership Training. This event was brought up to me during one of my volunteer shifts earlier that week, and I was initially skeptical about attending. With no previous knowledge of the […] More

Southwest LRT: Let’s Connect the Dots and Get it Done

April 10, 2014
By Alex Tsatsoulis, Sierra Club Land Use and Transportation Chair Letter to the Editor of the Star Tribune: The Southwest Light Rail discussion is nearing a terminal point. The line is a critical link for the 21st century transitway system our region needs. Like any massive, multijurisdictional transportation infrastructure project, this train is not perfect. […] More

PolyMet: Where do we go from here?

April 9, 2014
By Kathryn Hoffman. Kathryn Hoffman is Staff Attorney at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA) The public comment period on the PolyMet Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) ended on March 13.  MCEA worked with six experts in the fields of mine engineering, hydrology, geochemistry, barrier and containment strategies, and wetlands. These comments were, in […] More