News Watch: May 5

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water

Climate Change
Commentary, Bloomberg View: Climate change: The psychology of inaction (In Star Tribune)
LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s view: Need for action is real on climate change
LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (May 4): Climate change

Energy
Duluth News Tribune: Duluth comes up empty on steam plant request
Inside Climate News: Fossil fuels on Federal Lands: phase-out needed for climate goals, study says
Mankato Free Press: City of Mankato considers 4-megawatt solar garden investment
MinnPost: Bakken wells drove a sudden reversal of global decline in ethane emissions
New York Times: Exxon Mobil back fuelcell effort to advance carbon capture technology
Post Bulletin: Goodhue commissioners approve solar project
Republican Eagle: Permits for solar gardens allowed in wetlands
SC Times: Stearns nixes moratorium on solar projects
VOX: Solar power is contagious. These maps show how it spreads.

Commentary, SC Times: Stearns board’s solar decision makes sense
Editorial, Duluth News Tribune: Our view: Don’t give up on Duluth Steam Plant

Mining
Commentary, SC Times: Signs point to no mining near BWCA

Oil & Pipelines
Bemidji Pioneer: ENERGY: Meeting brings out those in favor, those opposed to pipelines
Star Tribune: Mixing oil and water: Pipeline flow increases under St. Croix River and its tributaries featuring MEP member group St. Croix River Association

Commentary, Duluth News Tribune: In response: Oil pipelines put state waters at risk

Parks & Trails
MPR: How memories are made in America’s national parks
MPR: Mpls. park board pioneers new formula for allocating upgrade money

Transportation
Austin Daily Herald: ‘Backbone of Minnesota’ transportation funding moving slow at legislature
Pioneer Press: Debut of St. Paul’s Margaret Street Bikeway is Saturday
Pioneer Press: In St. Paul, hundreds did Walk/Bike to School Day
Star Tribune: St. Paul campaign highlights right of way for walkers
Star Tribune: Crosswalk safety focus of ‘Stop for Me’ event Tuesday in St. Paul
Star Tribune: Bike lanes to be added along Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul

Commentary, SC Times: Keep Northstar to St. Cloud in play

Waste & Recycling
Star Tribune: Minneapolis aiming to top projections for organics pickup

LTE, Star Tribune: Readers Write (May 3): Recycling

Water
MPR: Water issues transcend partisan rancor at state capitol, kind of
MPR: ‘Climate One’ series: Water World
MPR: Educators in Flint step up efforts to reach youngest victims of tainted water
NPR: Amid water crisis, Obama prepares to visit Flint, Mich. (In MPR)
NPR: Obama to Flint: I have your back (In MPR)

Editorial, Duluth News Tribune: Our view: Maintain momentum to clean up Great Lakes

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