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Powerline: The First Battle of America's Energy War

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The inspiring story of a grassroots rebellion. Powerline describes the opposition of rural Minnesotans to the building of a high voltage powerline across 430 miles of farmland from central North Dakota to the Twin Cities suburbs. Convinced that the safety of their families and the health of their land was disregarded in favor of the gluttonous energy consumption of cities, the farmer-led prairie revolt began as questioning and escalated to rampant civil disobedience, peaking in 1978 when nearly half of Minnesota's state highway patrol was engaged in stopping sabotage of the project. After construction was completed, the powerline proved difficult to defend and unprecedented guerrilla warfare brought many towers to the ground (due to "bolt weevils"). Through pulse-quickening personal interviews and big-picture analysis, Powerline lays bare the latent and unexpected power of the people of rural America--and resonates strongly with today's energy debates.

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Welston's second book, the story of a planned powerline from the coal fields of North Dakota to the Twin Cities and the protests it brought out.

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ISBN:
9780816643844
Foreword:
Harkin, Tom
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Foreword by:
Harkin, Tom
Foreword:
Harkin, Tom
Author:
Wellstone, Paul
Author:
Casper, Barry M.
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Energy policy
Subject:
Political Process - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Energy policy -- Minnesota.
Subject:
Energy policy - Citizen participation
Subject:
Regional Planning
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
Series Volume:
2300-13
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 graph, 4 maps
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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