Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

  1. Deny the Bakken Pipeline!


    For immediate release: 07.23.2015 Contacts: (SD) Matthew West of Dakota Rural Action, mwest AT dakotarural DOT org, 605 212 6088 (IA) Nathan Malachowski of Iowa CCI, nathan AT iowacci DOT org, 515 282 0484 (IL) Tabitha Tripp of Shawnee Forest Sentinels, saveILwater AT gmail DOT com, 618 697 1183   Bakken Pipeline Fighters call for…Read More →

  2. Preparing the Harvest: an update on the work of the Women’s Congress


    Anger that is motivated by compassion or a desire to correct social injustice, and does not seek to harm the other person, is a good anger that is worth having. – His Holiness, the Dalai Lama Dear Friend of the Women’s Congress for Future Generations,   After a winter of fermentation and a springtime of…Read More →

  3. Civic Innovation: Realigning the Law with Justice (May 2015 Networker)


    SEHN Networker Volume 20 (5) May, 2015 Civic Innovation: Realigning the Law with Justice   Walking the property line: eminent domain and the U.S. oil and gas rush      Editor’s note: Some of the first stories my parents read to me were Beatrix Potter’s fables. Did you know that several of Potter’s tales originated from letters or oral…Read More →

  4. Why Legal Principles are Important in Organizing Around Pipelines, Fracking and Mining


      We have entered the Age of Extreme Energy. Every region is facing threats — from Virginia to Wisconsin, from Nebraska and Iowa to California. New destructive techniques — for mining, drilling, processing, and transporting fossil fuels — are swarming across the land like locusts.   Communities and the natural world are threatened Corporations come…Read More →