Carlton Students Clean Up Around Town

With the sun shining in Northfield the CFACT students at Carlton College participated in their annual stewardship day, cleaning an area park and lake front. “CFACT does a lot of good things for our community, and this is just another example,” said one Carlton student. Students gathered together and spent over three hours cleaning and…

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Polymet’s Joe Scipioni visits UMD, St. Olaf, and the U of M

As CFACT has written about and documented on many occasions, the EPA’s bureaucratic system has a way of limiting and altogether stopping job growth in many sectors of the private economy.  Mr. Scipioni knows first hand exactly what that means when it comes to the natural resource and mining sector.  His visit to our CFACT…

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A.K. From The Trenches: Day 4, ICLEI World Congress Conference

Out of the frying pan and into the fryer.  ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.  Imagine a large international organization that influences and implements environmental policies locally in over 1,200 cities worldwide.  Well, say hello to ICLEI.  Today, I took a flight from Rio to the city of Belo Horizonte to attend the…

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A.K.’s Report: From the Trenches Day 3

Two words: Civil Society.  One meaning: Socialism.  Day three was a day that will be now known in my political world as the day that will live in infamy.  Throughout the day, we went to six events held by groups known as the Civil Society.  All you need to know is that the vast majority…

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Monaco, Vegetarians, and Transparency Oh My!

Day 2 – Welcome to the Rio+20 pre-convention, convention. That statement could probably sum up the day but I will give you a complete picture.  After a long (almost 2 hour shuttle ride complete with leftist college grad who I stumped and awed in a debate about capitalism and free markets) we finally arrived and…

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