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Resources to follow Wisconsin Line 5 regulatory process

September 9, 2021 Midwest Environmental Advocates Pipeline construction can impact water resources in a number of different ways, including the filling of wetlands, altering the course of rivers, and pollution from stormwater runoff at the construction site. Midwest Environmental Advocates has partnered with Wisconsin’s Green Fire to create resources to help you understand how pipelines are regulated […]

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Park Rapids suspends Enbridge water withdrawal from city hydrants

August 19, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble Today, the city of Park Rapids, MN stopped selling municipal water to Precision Pipeline, a contractor for Enbridge, who is working on constructing the Line 3 pipeline across 1855 Treaty Territory. The city began selling water out of city fire hydrants earlier this summer to support […]

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Wisconsin Election Officials Remove Over 205,000 Voters From Rolls

August 4, 2021 Democracydocket.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wisconsin election officials have deactivated over 205,000 voter registrations “as part of routine work to keep the state’s registration lists up to date,” according to reporting by the Associated Press. Of that number, 174,307 inactive voter registrations (meaning the voter had not cast a ballot in the past four years) were […]

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DNR Pulled Enbridge Permits in Northern MN in June; Company continues to work

July 17, 2021 Barbara With On Friday, July 16, the Minnesota DNR released copies of the suspension of permits issued to Enbridge as early as June 22, including suspending their permits in the Mississippi River-Brainerd, Pine River, St. Louis, and Crow Wing watersheds. Meanwhile, water protectors who have been observing Enbridge activity say they appear […]

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July 24: Line 5 Water Protectors Gathering

Bad River/Chequamagon Bay Watershed, Copper Falls State Park Picnic, Walk and Water Activities Saturday July 24th, 2021 ALL DAY Sorta Schedule Late morning, early afternoon as you come to Copper Falls State Park, stop at “The Bench” at the end of the Public Easement Conservancy Walkway and Bad River, north of Mellen just across the […]

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#StillUs: We have not been defeated

April 13, 2020 by Michael Mertes On April 11, 2020, Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to follow through and vote for him, even though he suspended his campaign: My name will be on the ballot. That’s the way it is in all of the remaining states that hold primaries. We would like to get as […]

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Dear Bernie, There’s Something We Simply Cannot Do Without You

March 22, 2020 by Deborah Ierace Dear Bernie, Firstly, thank you so much for all you have done for the world. I want to say how much I respect you. As your campaign slogan so well explains, it’s “Not Me. Us.” Today I’m compelled to write to you about us. I can’t tell you how desperate the […]

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GOP + DNC = Ultimate Party Unity

March 21, 2020 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When legislators collude with corporations to write bills and pass laws that benefit the corporations at the expense of the land, water, air, economy, and the life, liberty, health and happiness of We the People. Those of us who lived through the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011 witnessed […]

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Chequamegon Dems Reject Bewley’s Support of SB386; Urge Gov. Evers to Veto

November 11, 2019 by Barbara With On November 9, 2019, the membership of the Chequamegon Democrats, which represents Ashland and Bayfield County members of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, met and after full and free discussion passed a resolution rejecting AB426/SB386, the controversial ALEC “anti-protest” bill and are calling on Governor Evers to veto the […]

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Open records request reveals overwhelming opposition to lame duck session

October 14, 2019 by Erik Gunn This article was first published by the Wisconsin Examiner on September 3, 2019. Republican lawmakers who voted late last year to shackle the powers of incoming Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul did so despite thousands of messages from voters imploring them not to, newly revealed correspondence […]

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