The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the pipeline, fearing it could destroy the tribe’s water. The pipeline was rerouted from north of Bismarck because of environmental concerns there. The tribe says the construction will destroy sacred ground.
Minnesota Power has filed for a rate increase for residential customers because it wants to cut the rates for mining companies that are losing business to other parts of the globe. Read more →
It’s farmers vs. anti-ethanol individuals as the Environmental Protection Agency nears a decision on an ethanol mandate. Read more →
The Oil Patch isn’t going anywhere, at least not yet. Read more →
Farmers in the path of the enormous CapX2020 electric transmission line project have won a victory at the Minnesota Supreme Court against utility companies involved in the project. Read more →
Is the price of gasoline really low or does it just feel that way? Read more →
What kind of weird economy do we have when we have to start rooting for higher oil prices? Read more →
If you’re going to be an analysis of just about anything, never say ‘never.’ Read more →
The increase in biofuels is sparking an increase in theft of used grease at fast food joints and restaurants. Read more →
It could be a cold winter for people who heat their homes with firewood. There isn’t any. Read more →
The environment: It’s not just a liberal issue.
That’s the takeaway from this morning’s interview on Midwest Energy News with Debbie Dooley of Georgia, one of the founders of the tea party movement. Read more →
It’s a pretty slow time of the year for news so the chances are good you’re going to hear or read a story about rising gas prices over the July 4th holiday. Why, look! Here’s one now! “Travelers to pay highest holiday gasoline prices in 6 years,” says Bring Me The News, citing a report Read more →
A new study from the University of California Berkeley reveals the extent to which your decision on where to live impacts the environment. The researchers found that people in the bigger cities are responsible for less greenhouse gasses, but the suburbs produce more than enough to cancel the cities out, the Los Angeles Times reports.. Read more →
An undignified end for ‘Old Blue,’ why is ethanol bad for everyone but farmers, websites that close at night, the racist with a black past, and the difference between men’s and women’s college hockey. Read more →
Christina Clusiau says a lot of her friends were leaving northern Minnesota and heading to the oil fields of North Dakota when she came up with the idea of joining them. Her friends were mining oil. She was after stories. She’s a filmmaker and has released Black Rush Life. She found it’s more complicated than Read more →