Eric Hansen

Wisconsin author Eric Hansen is a nationally recognized conservation essayist.

Articles by this author

People protest against the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project outside the Governor's Mansion on November 14, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
A Message to Joe Biden: Stop Line 3
President Joe Biden is expected to visit Milwaukee on February 16, and while he is in our state he needs to recognize a major threat to Wisconsin's and Minnesota’s well-being: plans to expand a dangerous and unnecessary tar sands crude oil pipeline network through our states. Those pipeline plans...
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Tar Sands Protest: 'When Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things'
Crisis clarifies our deepest beliefs and affections, our spirituality. In turn, these moments of great clarity prompt ordinary people to do extraordinary things -- and historic changes happen. Fifty-some years ago the Freedom Riders defied Klu Klux Klan church bombings and bus burnings to end racial segregation in the Jim Crow South. Today, the crisis is catastrophic climate change -- carbon pollution that threatens all life on our planet -- and a new generation of Freedom Riders is returning home from peaceful protests, and mass arrests, at the White House.
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