Jan Rose is truly one of Colorado’s most cherished climate heroes. It is safe to say that Jan is one of the most knowledgeable people in Colorado when it comes to climate policy, both within the legislative AND executive branches. Jan provides the invaluable service to Colorado’s climate movement of tracking key bills as they make their way through the state legislature while at the same time digesting and communicating the details of dense legislation in a digestible way.
Written by Soleil Gaylord
Miners brought canaries into coal mines for decades. More sensitive to colorless and odorless gases than humans, these small birds were the original carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon dioxide — another colorless, odorless gas — has now reached atmospheric concentrations over 400 parts per million, but instead of the canary, a small alpine lagomorph is our warning signal of what is to come for other species globally.
What is Line 3?
Line 3 is a proposed pipeline expansion to bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands per day from Alberta, Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. It was proposed in 2014 by Enbridge, a Canadian pipeline company responsible for the largest inland oil spill in the US. Enbridge seeks to build a new pipeline corridor through untouched wetlands and the treaty territory of Anishinaabe peoples, which includes the Mississippi River headwaters to the shore of Lake Superior.