Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. Later printing. Paperback. 314 pp. Octavo. White covers. as NEW. Item #15202
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 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.
Powerline lays bare the latent and unexpected power of the people of rural America - and resonates strongly with today's energy debates.