Farmer Land Rights and Energy Infrastructure Conflicts


Workshop audio recordings from the 2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Presenters: Martin and Atina Diffley, Organic Farming Works
Saturday 2-a

Construction and maintenance of pipelines and power lines can impair production in organic systems. Fuels, herbicides, and chemicals can result in decertification; electromagnetic fields and stray voltage can impact livestock, bees, etc. Presenters Atina and Martin Diffley intervened in the MinnCan crude oil pipeline routing, developing an Organic Mitigation Appendix and rerouting the pipeline. Learn the keys to their success, and what you can do to protect your farm before it is threatened by an energy infrastructure.