Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur is founder and president of Plains Justice, an environmental-justice law center with offices in Iowa, Montana, and South Dakota.

Oil

Keystone XL pipeline would screw over farmers, threaten aquifer

The Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline, which would cut through family farms and aquifers, is leak-prone and won't come with a solid cleanup strategy.

the grassroots are always greener

Needed: A 50-state strategy on climate

Low-population states often play host to one-issue activists hired by national campaigns. Local grassroots groups could yield much better results.

How “merchant coal” is changing the face of America

 From his rolling green soybean fields above a slow river in eastern Iowa, Don Shatzer looks out over the farm where he was raised, across land he and his neighbors have farmed all their lives. …

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