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Earth Day forum on pipelines — Bloomington
April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The League of Women Voters Dakota County and the League of Women Voters Bloomington will co-host a forum focusing on the effects of pipelines 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 8400 France Ave., Bloomington. The forum will cover the environmental impact of oil pipelines, tribal rights, and current legislative actions related to these issues.
Moderators will be Robert Pilot, host of AM950’s “Native Roots Radio Presents I’m Awake,” and Lois Norrgard, LWV Bloomington.
Alan Anderson, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will address the environmental impact of pipelines. Melissa Lorentz, attorney at Hogan Adams PLLC, will address treaty rights of native people. Eryn Wise, organizer of Honor the Earth, will report on the Standing Rock protest and on Pipeline 3 in northern Minnesota. Kathy Hollander, Tar Sands Team lead and legislative liaison for MN350, will cover current legislative issues.
Following short presentations, the group will participate in a panel discussion. Audience questions are welcome or may be submitted in advance at https://www.surveymonkey.cpm/r/VR9GL12. Registration is encouraged via email to [email protected] or by phone at 952-837-8862.