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

  1. The Heartland: Environmental threat or promise?

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    Networker Volume 22 (2), March, 2017 Dear Reader   The Heartland and all the bordering rural areas are often described as “fly-over” country, places that barely merit a glance out the airplane window. And yet these vast lands are emerging as the center of both great environmental hazards and great environmental promise. For instance, crude…Read More →

  2. Legal Background for Dakota Access January, 2017

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    By Carolyn Raffensperger On Monday, January 23, 2017, the President signed a mix of presidential memoranda and executive orders that address Dakota Access, Keystone, and future pipelines. –For a good overview of the difference between executive orders and presidential memos, see this: http://www.usatoday.com/…/executive-order-vs-pres…/96979014/ The major legal question for Dakota Access is whether they already have…Read More →

  3. January 2017 Networker: Hope and Politics

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    Networker, Volume 22 (1) January, 2017   Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky. It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency. Hope should shove you out the door, because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from…Read More →