C. firefighter was on his day off when he heard a call on the radio He arrived on the scene just as the first tower collapsed Hart saidHart was given a choice about whether he wanted to reach out to the family He was nervous"I didn’t want to stir up bad memories" he said Eventually he found himself writing to Howard’s mother Arlene He said he "wanted to let her and her family and friends know that we were going to be carrying on her son’s legacy” Arlene Howard wrote back immediately Hart recalled And she was heartened to know that her son’s commitment to service was living on in Hhoward"It adds a whole other element of pride – a sense of mission" Hart said of his years working with the namesake of one of the first responders who died on 9/11 "It gives me something to reflect on all the time"He said that he often shares George Howard’s story with people who stop to chat about Hhoward and their workHart has his own connection to the Sept 11 attacks He had left the military and was working for an Indianapolis-based logistics firm On Sept 11 2001 he was on an early morning flight bound for meetings in New York when somewhere over Pennsylvania the plane began to circle"We assumed it was something mechanical" he saidIt was only when the diverted flight landed at the small rural airport that Hart and his fellow passengers realized what had happened Inside the terminal people were huddled around the airport’s single television set where footage of the planes hitting the World Trade Center was playing"There was a lot of disbelief" he recalled "A lot anger It was surreal"A few hours later Hart and others would learn that the airport where they landed was not far from the field in Shanksville where United Airlines Flight 93 crashedHart remembered being glued to the television as officials tried to piece together what happened It took Hart a week before he was able to rent a car and drive back to Indianapolis which gave him a lot of time to think He was angry yes – but how he wondered could he channel his feelings in a meaningful way"The whole thing really affected me to the point where I really wanted to do something to prevent that kind of thing from happening again" Hart saidHe considered reenlisting but with two small children at home he decided to explore other optionsHe picked the TSA which he thought would allow him to help stop future attacks He began as a front-line officer part of the first class of 300 recruits who fanned out across the country to federalize airport security and train other recruits In 2011 he became a canine handlerYou might say that Hart has a way with Hhoward who had gone through two handlers before being matched with the former military policeman Other handlers had no trouble entering the kennels and slipping the collars and leashes on their dogs It took Hart 10 minutes to get one on HhowardBut after about a month the situation improved There were harsh words and maybe a little wrestling but the pair bonded"We reached an understanding" Hart recalled with a chuckleAfter all these years meeting Chris Howard was a special moment In a video of the meeting George Howard’s son jokes that Hhoward bears a striking resemblance to his fatherHart said that while visiting with Chris in New York the pair ran into a group of Port Authority Police who made Hhoward an honorary officer As proof of his membership Hhoward wears a special gray black and white Port Authority patch on his harnessAt 101/2 Hhoward is edging toward retirement But he will remain with Hart living out his days on his handler’s 30-plus-acre spread in IndianaAnd Hart has a plan for his next partner When he was visiting Chris Howard he ran into another firefighter whose father had died on Sept 11 The man asked if the TSA had a dog named after his father Hart said when he receives his next dog he plans to ask his supervisors if the canine can be re-christened in honor of the firefighter’s father It’s a small gesture Hart said but small gestures mean a lot to peopleThis article was written by Lori Aratani a reporter for The Washington PostHowever those against the law fear that it would intimidate would-be activists and squash peaceful protestsThe proposed legislation which would amend an existing law barring people from damaging "critical public service facilities utilities and pipelines" was introduced to the state House on March 12 and the Senate on March 15 The law would make anyone who "recruits trains aids advises hires counsels or conspires with or otherwise procures another to trespass" liable for any damageThe Senate version of the bill was authored by Sen Paul Utke R-Park Rapids who represents Minnesota’s District 2; District 5 Sen Justin Eichorn R-Grand Rapids was added as an author on April 9Utke said he anticipates possible protests related to the Line 3 replacement project and thinks the bill would help keep law enforcement safe"As we sit here in our district we know that there’s a big pipeline project on the table that’s being proposed with this Line 3 replacement" Utke said "We know that there’s opposition that we see when these projects take place and this bill hopefully will give law enforcement and our legal system more teeth to deal with those that are violating the law"Enbridge hopes to replace its aging Line 3 with a new line that would carry oil from Alberta Canada to Superior Wis The 1033-mile pipeline would travel through parts of northern Minnesota including land opponents say would be put at risk by the pipeline In March the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved an environmental review of the proposed line A state administrative law judge is set to make a decision soon on the need for the line as well as which route is best The PUC will make a final decision in June on the need and routeThe Bemidji area as well as Duluth Superior and the pipeline terminal at Clearbrook have already seen multiple protests related to pipelines which Utke said serves as an impetus for the billClearbrook arrestsIn October 2016 environmental activists Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein were arrested and charged with felonies after tampering with pipeline valves owned by Canadian energy company Enbridge at Clearbrook Two other activists were also arrested and charged though Johnston and Klapstein say they were the ones who used bolt cutters to cut padlocks and chains at the facility A Line 3 protest in Superior in August ended with six people charged with various offensesA small protest in September at Enbridge’s Bemidji office ended with no arrests"We’ve seen people do things that are inappropriate or bad around critical infrastructure and you know that’s where this bill all starts it’s critical infrastructure" Utke said "In our area it gets tied to pipeline activity and such just because we happen to be kind of in that circle where we’ve got a lot of pipeline"DAPL protestsLarge-scale protests also broke out in early 2016 and continued for months in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline commonly referred to as DAPL in North Dakota The controversial line now runs just upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservations and opponents are concerned that a potential leak would contaminate drinking waterDuring eight months of protests law enforcement there made 761 arrests according to a letter sent by North Dakota Gov Doug BurgumThough the proposed legislation mentions other types of "critical infrastructure" environmental activist Simone Senogles—who works for the Indigenous Environmental Network which is based in Bemidji—believes it is at its core about pipelines The group helped organize the anti-DAPL protests"The language in the bill assumes that pipelines are for the public good and that to oppose them is somehow harming the public good when in fact our position is that the opposite is true" she said"I think this bill is reactionary to the demonstrated powers that protest has had over the last couple years with Black Lives Matter and the NoDAPL and I think that industry and government are banding together to start to silence the voices of opposition"Senogles is also concerned that if passed the legislation would discourage peaceful protest and hamper people’s First Amendment rights"It’s a dangerous piece of legislation" Senogles said "Protest has righted many wrongs in our country since its beginning.things like the eight-hour workday minimum wage child labor laws those have all been things that have come about by protest by citizen engagement and anything that curtails that kind of free speech that voice is a threat to our democracy"Utke believes the legislation would not curtail First Amendment rights or discourage protest But he said it could help to keep protests under control"We’re just seeing it more and more around the country and these things are getting more serious" Utke said "People still have the right for a peaceful protest and to do their things but these people are trespassing they’re doing damage they’re doing all these other things that we have to get our hands wrapped around and do something about and then have the penalties for everybody upline too"St Paul plansEnvironmentalist organization MN350—which has a newly formed Bemidji chapter—plans to protest the bill Utke isn’t sure when the legislation will be taken to the House and Senate floors but Nancy Beaulieu the Bemidji chapter’s organizer said she and about 10 others are ready to travel to St Paul when it does"That is our freedom of speech and our right to protest" Beaulieu said "When they threaten us with jail time and other charges that is actually hindering our freedom of speech" "This is a drought that is incomprehensible, the cyclical effects have worn off,com.” WWFs previous Living Planet Report, I froze. is making 2018 his year. as happened in 2013 with the Gezi park protests. 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