Calls needed on pipeline safety bill!

Enbridge Energy recently flew in 4 lobbyists to strip the Minnesota Senate bill of common-sense provisions on pipeline safety and emergency response. They want local communities to foot the bill for responding to their disasters. Pipeline companies should not be exempt from crude oil transport regulations. Call Senate conferees and let them know that they…

It’s time to ring your bell!

Howdy folks, We’re writing to give you an update on our progress with the Sandpiper pipeline and let you know that it’s time to raise a ruckus! Enbridge recently submitted the long-awaited amended route which now follows their existing pipelines for 5 miles in the eastern part of Carlton County. We see this as a…

A word on process

Enbridge Energy has now filed a certificate of need and a routing permit for the Sandpiper Pipeline with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (the PUC). The PUC regulates utility service industries in Minnesota’s economy such as electricity, natural gas, telephone, and oil pipelines. The body consists of 5 commissioners appointed by the governor with a…

Public Forum on Proposed Enbridge Pipeline

Democracy in Action: Voicing Your Opinion on Pipelines, Food and Community Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 FORUM I:      3-5pm, Weber Hall, UMD FORUM II:       7-9pm, Mitchell Auditorium, College of St. Scholastica Speakers discussing the proposed Enbridge Pipeline and  how it affects you! The proposed Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline would create an entirely…

Breaking News

This morning, the Carlton County Board ratified a deal with Enbridge Energy on a new route for the Sandpiper pipeline that had been slated to cross new land in the eastern half of Carlton County. The new route proposal more closely follows existing utility corridors, including power lines and Enbridge’s existing pipeline corridor. This deal…

Its time to PIPE UP!

Enbridge Energy has proposed a new oil pipeline right through some of the most productive farm and forestlands in Carlton County and across virgin wetlands and waterways. The Carlton County Land Stewards is a grassroots group of families, farmers, landowners, and individuals that opposes the creation of this new route. All it takes is 5…

Spectrum Farm

The Sandpiper Pipeline is poised to cut a 120 foot swath out of the middle of our sugarbush.  For the past 12 years we have heeded the call to gather sap and make syrup from the forest we steward.   We are careful to give each tree a rest when it needs one, and to tap…

A word on Safety

In the words of one of our colorful neighbors: “having a little oil leak is like being a little bit pregnant”. In light of the recent oil spill in North Dakota and the three year anniversary of the continuing clean up from the massive Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we thought it might be…

Pine Journal supports our efforts!

Thank you to Wendy Johnson and the Pine Journal for supporting our efforts! Check out this week’s Pine Journal: Pine Journal, Opinion, September 6, 2013 Full text here: Few who were around in the 1970s will forget the famous line from the satirical film, “Network” — “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going…

Upcoming Events!

Visit our booth at the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 7 from 10am to 4pm at Bayfront Park in Duluth. Learn more about what this pipeline would mean for our region and how you can stand with other Land Stewards in protecting our farmland and forests. For more information about Harvest Festival go to the…