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Michael Rockhold

Michael Rockhold

Michael Rockhold of Long Lake is a writer and IT executive and volunteers with MN350, the Minnesota affiliate of the climate justice organization 350.org.

COMMENTARY

Businesses need to stand up to the Chamber of Commerce on the environment — Opinion

By: - August 20, 2021

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has membership from companies that employ more than 500,000 Minnesotans and feature some of our state’s most admired and respected names, including Target, General Mills, Best Buy and Cargill. When it comes to climate action, however, the values of the Chamber — and the workforce and companies it represents — […]

COMMENTARY

Minnesota’s green reputation belied by influence of fossil fuel industry | Opinion

By: - May 13, 2021

Minnesota is the anchor state in what political pundits often refer to as the “blue wall,” a collection of 18 states that Democrats have mostly dominated in presidential elections since 1992. In the past 11 presidential elections, Minnesota has chosen the Democratic nominee, the longest active streak in the country. Minnesota is considered liberal and […]