Posts Categorized: Transit and Transportation

February Daydreams of Summer Canoe Trips

Posted by & filed under Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment, Funding for the Environment, Legislature, Sulfide mining, Transit and Transportation, Water.

John Tuma’s Capitol Update – February 26, 2010 “There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace.  The way of a canoe is the way of the wilderness and of a freedom almost forgotten.  It is an antidote to insecurity,… Read more »

How sustainable are you?

Posted by & filed under Energy, Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Transit and Transportation.

American Public Media, a kissing-cousin of Minnesota Public Radio, has a new web feature out to measure your impact on the planet, called Consumer Consequences.  You enter some data about your lifestyle and it’ll tell you how many planet earths would be needed if everyone lived like you. Sadly, I am sitting at a need for… Read more »

Legality of the Transportation Amendment challenged

Posted by & filed under Transit and Transportation.

Today 13 people, including four state legislators, filed a legal challenge to the Transportation Amendment that is slated to appear on Minnesota ballots this November.  The four legislators are Rep. Dan Dorman (R-Albert Lea), Rep. Morrie Lanning (R-Moorhead), Rep. Tom Rukavina (DFL-Virginia), and Sen. Keith Langseth (DFL-Glyndon).  Their argument?  If I might distill it for you, the words… Read more »


Posted by & filed under Energy, Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Transit and Transportation, Uncategorized, Water.

Hi folks – welcome to Loon Commons. Thank you for joining in with this experiment.  As you will hopefully notice while looking around the site, we are working to make this a forum for discussion and information sharing on current and emerging environmental and conservation issues in Minnesota.  To start this off, we will be… Read more »