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December 29, 2020

By Honor The Earth

"A Separate Joint Filing by Line 3 Opponents Will Also Challenge Second PUC Denial of Stay Request by White Earth and Red Lake Tribes."



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December 7, 2020

By Laina G. Stebbins| Dylan Miettinen

"Jessica Garraway sings a version of "Wade in the Water" as people protest against the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project outside the Governor's Mansion on November 14, 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota. The project took a step forward this week after receiving permitting approval from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images"




December 9, 2020

Water protectors slow work on Line 3 project


By Lynn Mizner

"Local children and their parents gathered along the Enbridge Line 3 easement 10 miles north of Palisade on Saturday to watch logging equipment take out timber along the route and to thank water protectors sitting in trees nearby. submitted photo"

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December 10, 2020

Opponents of Enbridge's Line 3 construction make last-ditch effort at river's edge


By Brooks Johnson

"Joshua Roy played a drum and said a prayer while sitting on the bank of the Mississippi River in Aitkin County on Wednesday December 9, 2020 near the Line 3 work site."

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December 10, 2020

Protesters hang on as construction continues on Line 3 pipeline project


By Evan Frost

"Activist Liam Delmain adjusts a solar panel that they use to keep in contact with activists on the ground as they occupy a tree in the path of the Line 3 oil pipeline construction near Palisade, Minn., on Wednesday. Evan Frost | MPR News"

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December 14, 2020

Indigenous-led resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline threatens Big Oil’s last stand


By Nick Engelfried

"Dawn Goodwin praying near a tree feller, after a sheriff’s department officer told her she was trespassing on the pipeline construction zone. (Twitter/MikeRollin2)"

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December 14, 2020

Demonstrators Protest Against Line 3 Construction in Palisade


By Lakeland News

"Nearly 100 protesters showed up Monday on Great River Road in Palisade to protest the construction of the Line 3 pipeline replacement after Enbridge received final approval to move forward on November 30."

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December 15, 2020

Demonstrators Protest Against Line 3 Construction in Palisade


By Dan Kraker

"Activist Tania Aubid uses a megaphone to ask to see permits for the construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline under the Mississippi River as Aitkin County sheriff's deputies speak with construction workers near Palisade, Minn., last week - Evan Frost | MPR News"

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December 16, 2020

Biden Urged to Sign Climate Emergency Executive Order


Center for Biological Diversity

"WASHINGTON— More than 380 groups today called on President-elect Joe Biden to sign an executive order to confront the climate emergency with the full power of the executive branch as soon as he takes office."

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December 17, 2020

Ebenezer Scrooge, Line 3 and me (and all of us, every one)


By Jack Uldrich

ALEX KORMANN • [email protected]

"My 2-year-old grandnephew represents the future, and thinking about that in the pipeline's context jolts me awake."

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December 18, 2020

The Pandemic Pipeline: Land & Water Defenders Continue Resistance to Enbridge Line 3 in Minnesota


Democracy Now

"Indigenous and environmental activists have been holding daily protests against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to a terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, cutting through Indigenous territory and running under more than 200 streams. Winona LaDuke, director of the group Honor the Earth, says the project’s approval amid a historic slump in oil prices and accelerating climate crisis make it unsound on economic and environmental grounds."

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December 18, 2020

Winona LaDuke: Deb Haaland’s Nomination for Interior Sec. Is “Important Step” for Native Americans


Democracy Now

"President-elect Joe Biden has picked New Mexico Congressmember Deb Haaland to become secretary of the interior. If confirmed, Haaland will be the first Native American to serve in a Cabinet position. Haaland’s nomination was backed by progressives, as well as more than 120 tribal leaders, who sent a letter to Biden last month urging him to select her for the post."

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December 22, 2020

Could the Next Standing Rock Be Brewing in Northern Minnesota?


By Alan Macleod

"The tension is palpable in northern Minnesota where a Native-led protest movement is getting ready to square off with Enbridge over the massive Line 3 oil pipeline being built to carry crude from Canada to the Great Lakes."

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December 28, 2020

Lawsuit seeks to halt Line 3 pipeline, alleging faulty approval process


BY Mike Hughlett

Alex Kormann • [email protected]

"Lawsuit seeks to halt Line 3 pipeline, alleging faulty approval process "The Corps' issuance of the permit authorizing the pipeline violates multiple federal laws and treaties, harming plaintiffs and their members," the complaint said. #StopLine3"

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December 28, 2020

Not Just Another Pipeline


By Louise Erdrich

A young Line 3 protester in Palisade, Minn., near a construction site this month.
Credit Alex Kormann/Star Tribune, via Associated Press• [email protected]

"The expansion of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is a breathtaking betrayal of Minnesota’s Indigenous communities — and the environment."

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December 28, 2020

Line 3 opponents file federal suit to try to block the pipeline


By Dan Kraker

"About 20 people gathered for a small protest against the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project outside Bagley, Minn., where the pipeline route crosses the Clearwater River earlier this month. Dan Kraker | MPR News file"

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December 29, 2020

Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Opponents Demand Halt Of Construction


By Irina Slav

"Opponents of Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline project are demanding that construction of the pipeline is stopped, the Associated Press has reported, saying the group alleged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to take into consideration several environmental factors when it issued Enbridge a water quality permit for the project."

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December 29, 2020

Federal Complaint Filed Against Enbridge Line 3 Construction


By Chris Burns

"There have been multiple appeals and push back on the reconstruction of the Line 3 pipeline since the idea came about. Another one has been added, this time at the federal level."

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December 30, 2020

Legislators visit Palisade Line 3 river crossing


by Lynn Mizner


"Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth and other workers at the Water Protector Welcome Center north of Palisade welcomed returning and new Minnesota legislators who visited the Line 3 Mississippi River crossing north of Palisade on Dec. 20. At left is Rep.-elect Heather Keeler from Dist. 4A. LaDuke is third from the left."

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December 30, 2020

Ojibwe bands ask appeals court to stop Enbridge Line 3 construction


By Mike Hughlett

Enbridge utility contractors worked to identify and mark an older Enbridge pipeline, Line 16, at one of the Line 3 work sites in Carlton, Minn., in December.
Credit Alex Kormann/Star Tribune

"Two Ojibwe bands have petitioned the Minnesota Court of Appeals to suspend state regulators' approval of Enbridge's new Line 3 and stop construction of the controversial pipeline across northern Minnesota."

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January 9, 2021

Ojibwe bands ask appeals court to stop Enbridge Line 3 construction


By Kirsti Marohn

Gio Cerise (left) of the White Earth Nation comforts Dawn Goodwin as they watch workers resume construction on the Line 3 pipeline in Aitkin County, Minn., on Saturday.
Credit Ben Hovland for MPR News

"Opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project gathered Saturday in northern Minnesota to protest its construction across northern Minnesota."

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January 11, 2021

Enbridge Intervenes In Suit To Block Minn. Pipeline Project


By Emma Whitford


Law360 (January 11, 2021, 4:53 PM EST) --
"A D.C. federal court on Saturday allowed energy company Enbridge to intervene in a December lawsuit brought by tribes and environmental groups against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop its $2.9 billion pipeline replacement project in Minnesota."

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January 30, 2021

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar hears Indigenous voices in opposition to Line 3


By Hannah Olson

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. and her husband Tim Mynett speak with Lorna Hanes while visiting a Line 3 opposition camp on Jan. 30 outside of Park Rapids. Hannah Olson / Forum News Service

"BEMIDJI, Minn. -- U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. met with a small group of Indigenous leaders, water protectors, concerned citizens, politicians and activists on Saturday to learn more about the reasons behind their opposition to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project."

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January 31, 2021

Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Follow End of Keystone With End of Enbridge Line 3


By Kenny Stancil

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

"Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota traveled to the northern part of her state on Saturday to meet with Indigenous leaders and environmental justice advocates who are organizing opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline project."

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February 1, 2021

Once united in support of Biden, environmentalists and unions clash over pipelines


By Laura Sanicola, Nia Williams

"NEW YORK (Reuters) - Environmentalists and labor unions that threw their support behind U.S. President Joseph Biden now find themselves on the opposite sides of a battle over the construction of big pipeline projects between Canada and the United States."

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February 1, 2021

Enbridge Line 3 Protesters Demonstrate In Superior


By State News

Tar Sands Blockade /CC

"Opponents of Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 pipeline project are hoping President Joe Biden shuts that work down, too." Read The Entire Article Here


February 1, 2021

Buoyed By Keystone XL, Pipeline Opponents Want President Biden To Act


By State News

AP Photo/Evan Vucci
"MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After President Joe Biden revoked Keystone XL’s presidential permit and shut down construction of the long-disputed pipeline that was to carry oil from Canada to Texas, opponents of other pipelines hoped the projects they’ve been fighting would be next."

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February 3, 2021

The Oil Pipeline Battle No One Is Talking About


By Samir Ferdowsi


“Wild rice is at the center of our people’s culture,” Houska said. “It’s something that’s so important to Anishinaabe folks that it’s the only grain listed in any treaty in the United States, because it’s that important.” Activists are hoping President Biden will step in and shut down new additions to Line 3. After all, he just canceled construction permits for the Keystone XL pipeline in January. Rep. Ilhan Omar visited activist leaders on Friday. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has said that governors should not act unilaterally to permit or stop projects.

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February 19, 2021

VIDEO: MORE PERFECT UNION - MESSAGE FOR THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION: #STOPLINE3


By Stop Line 3

“On Tuesday morning approximately 30 water protectors and Line 3 Pipeline resisters walked onto a construction work site in Anishinaabe territory; three activists climbed into a section of the pipe and locked themselves together. Zhaabowekwe spoke about the dangers of Enbridge tripling their capacity of tar sands pumped through Line 3 with the new pipeline that will go across hundreds of wetlands, rivers, and the Mississippi Headwaters."

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February 19, 2021

VIDEO NATIVE REPORT: MOTHER EARTH SEASON 16 EPISODE 7


By Stop Line 3

“NATIVE REPORT MOTHER EARTH SERIES 16 EPISODE 7 (PBS) WAS PRESENT AT A STAND AGAINST THE LINE 3 PIPELINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT ALONG AN ENBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SITE IN PALISADE, MINN., ON DEC. 17TH, 2020."

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March 17, 2021

New oil pipeline battle fires up in the woods of Minnesota


By CNN: Bill Weir

"Water protectors are gathering in the north woods of Minnesota to stop a replacement oil pipeline. CNN's Bill Weir reports."

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March 17, 2021

As spring thaws the Minnesota ice, a new pipeline battle fires up


By CNN: Bill Weir

Image From CNN.com
"Palisade, Minnesota (CNN)In the north woods of Minnesota, the mighty Mississippi River looks like a frozen creek. After a bitter February, you can stroll across it with more fear of windburn than thin ice. And if you stroll one particular spot near Palisade, you'll find giant pipe, heavy machines and competing signs. A few read "No trespassing" in block letters. The rest say "Water is life" and "Stop Line 3" in hand-painted colors. It is the latest front in the pipeline wars."

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March 18, 2021

Episode 82: Activists spring to fight Line 3


By Ava Kian and Ava Kian and Yoko Vue


"In this episode, we talk to Winona LaDuke, executive director of Honor the Earth, and University student and MN350 intern Karly Beaumont about their efforts to stop the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline."

Listen to the Podcast Here

March 19, 2021

Tribes Defend Minnesota Waterways From Dangerous Line 3 Pipeline


By Emilie Karrick Surrusco

Image From KERI PICKETT / HONOR THE EARTH
"Representing the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Honor the Earth, and Sierra Club, Earthjustice is fighting the pipeline in federal court."

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March 26, 2021

A fight is brewing over an oil pipeline and it's pitting Native groups against Big Oil


By Kailani Koenig and Cal Perry

Tania Aubid says Enbridge Line 3 poses a threat to drinking water for millions.Kailani Koenig / NBC News

"Sixty-eight-million people rely upon this water that comes from up here in Northern Minnesota, and it goes all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico,” one activist said."

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Tara Houska ᔖᐳᐌᑴ tweeted her experience:

You can help us now by sending a letter to President Biden: www.stopline3.org/biden

April 19th 2021

Canadian pipeline giant accused of paying U.S. police to harass activists


By Timothy E. Wilson

"Anti-pipeline activists are accusing Canadian energy transportation giant Enbridge of setting a disturbing precedent by providing funds for policing its Line 3 pipeline in northern Minnesota. As police book more overtime, there is concern among opponents they are deliberately targeting the Indigenous women resisting the project."

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May 18th 2021

Enbridge’s Line 3 Is Putting Wild Rice at Risk—and Indigenous Water Protectors Are Taking a Stand


By LYNN SUE MIZNER

"In northern Minnesota, Anishinaabe people are fighting an oil pipeline that threatens their sustenance and spiritual connection to the land."

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May 18th 2021

Fargo protesters aim to 'dance the line away' every Tuesday


By C.S. Hagen

"FARGO — From Bemidji to Park Rapids and now Fargo, environmental activists are protesting by dancing in front of banks and other organizations they’re asking to divest from fossil fuel interests, specifically the Line 3 replacement project that runs through northern Minnesota."

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May 31st 2021

‘They’re Shoving A Pipe Down Our Throat’: Inside Winona LaDuke’s Fight Against Line 3


By Erin Hassanzadeh
"BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) — You’ve likely heard about Line 3 by now. It’s a pipeline that would bring tar sands oil through northern Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.

Part of it would run alongside an existing pipeline corridor but some of the route requires carving out a new path."

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June 29th 2021

Minnesota's OK for Enbridge to temporarily move 5B gallons of water sows tension


By Mike Hughlett

JIM MONE, ASSOCIATED PRESS, FILE

"Some environmentalists and Ojibwe tribes are angered at the state's decision to allow Enbridge to move 5 billion gallons of water as it builds a replacement for its Line 3 pipeline — up from 510 million in the company's original permit."

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June 29th 2021

Biden’s Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments


By Tina Gerhardt

Photo By Keri Pickett

"The day’s musical highlights included Annie Humphrey’s powerful folk songs and screamed chants that echoed down the river canyon, David Huckfelt’s mesmerizing beat-ballads, and two renditions of Keith Secola’s classic “Indian Cars.”"

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June 30th 2021

Op-Ed: Will Biden choose fossil fuel or Minnesota’s rivers, and a cooler planet, in the fight against Line 3?


By ALAN WEISMAN

Climate activists and Indigenous community members demonstrate against the Line 3 tar sands pipeline on June 7. (Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images)

"It was mid-afternoon on June 7 when nearly three dozen sheriffs, deputies and police arrived at the Two Inlets pump station site on Enbridge Inc.'s Line 3 oil pipeline, now under construction in northern Minnesota. In riot helmets, wielding long truncheons, they formed two lines and stood in unusual 90-degree heat, awaiting orders to move in against nearly 200 nonviolent protesters."

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June 30th 2021

On the river: Indigo Girls and Line 3 activists host Protect the Water concert in Aitkin County


By Jim Walsh

The Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, left-to-right) performed at the Protect the Water concert Monday afternoon in Aitkin County. MinnPost photo by Jim Walsh

"The day’s musical highlights included Annie Humphrey’s powerful folk songs and screamed chants that echoed down the river canyon, David Huckfelt’s mesmerizing beat-ballads, and two renditions of Keith Secola’s classic “Indian Cars.”"

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July 23th 2021

Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests


By Amy Goodman

Honor The Earth

"Nearly 600 water protectors have been arrested during ongoing protests in Minnesota against the construction of the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline at the Shell River, which the partially completed pipeline is set to cross in five places. On Monday, authorities arrested Indigenous leader Winona LaDuke and at least six others."

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August 3rd 2021

Indigenous Leader Says Biden Administration is Doing ‘Nothing’ to Stop Minnesota Pipeline


By Shani Saxon

Photo Credit: KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images

"Over the last few months, Indigenous organizers, tribal governments, and climate justice organizers have increased protests against Enbridge Line 3, a proposed pipeline in Canada and the Midwest. If the pipeline is constructed, “it will cut through three different Indigenous reservations in Minnesota, including land that the Treaty of 1855 gave the Ojibwe people the right to use for hunting, fishing, and gathering wild rice,” according to Slate."

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August 5th 2021

First “Rights of Nature” Enforcement Case Filed in Tribal Court to Enforce Treaty Guarantees


By 1855 Media


"Action filed against Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to Stop Diversion of 5 Billion Gallons of Water for Enbridge “Line 3” Pipeline "

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    August 6th 2021

    Winona LaDuke Feels That President Biden Has Betrayed Native Americans


    By David Marchese

    Photo illustration by Bráulio Amado

    "Right now in northern Minnesota, the Canadian oil-and-gas-transport company Enbridge is building an expansion of a pipeline, Line 3, to carry oil through fragile parts of the state’s watersheds as well as treaty-protected tribal lands. Winona LaDuke, a member of the local Ojibwe tribe and a longtime Native rights activist, has been helping to lead protests and acts of civil disobedience against the controversial $9.3 billion project. “I spend a lot of time,” she says, “fighting stupid ideas that are messing with our land and our people.” So far the efforts of LaDuke, who is 61 and who ran alongside Ralph Nader as the Green Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1996 and 2000, have been in vain. "

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 9th 2021

    An Oil Company Paid Police $2 Million to Defend Its Pipeline From Protests


    By Audrey Carleton

    DEMONSTRATORS PROTEST LINE 3 PIPELINE. IMAGE: NICOLE NERI/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGE

    "A Canadian Oil company has given Minnesota law enforcement $2 million to fund the policing of protests against construction of its pipeline, Motherboard has learned."

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    August 10th 2021

    MPCA: Enbridge Polluted Water at 63% of Horizontal Drilling Locations


    By https://watchthelinemn.org/

    Mississippi River pollution, as reported by water protectors following conclusion of horizontal drilling near the headwaters

    "In a pair of Aug. 9 tweets, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) shared its summary of the harm caused (so far) by Enbridge as crews drilled beneath our waterways to construct the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline. Below, we offer some context for these numbers, and why Minnesotans should be alarmed."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 10th 2021

    Protesters against Line 3 tar sands pipeline face arrests and rubber bullets


    By Michael Sainato

    Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty Images

    "More than 600 people have now been arrested or received citations over protests amid growing opposition to the Line 3 oil sands pipeline currently under construction through Minnesota."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 11th 2021

    Despite plea for cancellation, Duluth says it can't call off anti-Line 3 concert at city park


    By Jimmy Lovrien

    Annie Humphrey performed during the "Water is Life" Festival at Bayfront Festival Park in 2018 and returns in 2021 as part of a lineup that includes Bon Iver and Lissie. Tyler Schank / File / Duluth News Tribune

    "A group of local officials along the route of Enbridge's nearly completed Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota asked the city of Duluth to cancel a fundraising concert planned for next week by pipeline opponents at a city-owned park. But city officials have denied their request, citing the group's First Amendment rights and pointing out that they have received all the necessary permits to host such an event."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 11th 2021

    Enbridge has to clean up water it polluted decades ago in order to use it for Line 3 dewatering


    By https://healingmnstories.wordpress.com/

    Dewatering sites that overlap with past crude oil spills. Source: PUC filing.

    "Enbridge’s controversial plans to increase dewatering during Line 3 construction got an added complication: Workers need to dewater in areas where the company had past crude oil spills, leaving 8,400 gallons in ground for decades."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 13th 2021

    Treaty People Walk for Water


    Written By: Kelly A. Humphrey | 6:00 pm, Aug. 13, 2021

    A group of about 40 people makes its way along Highway 371 on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, near North Long Lake as part of the Treaty People Walk for Water. The two-week walk started Aug. 7 with plans to reach the state Capitol on Aug. 25 to ask for cancellations of the Line 3 pipeline's permits. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

    "A group of about 40 people and a couple of support vehicles made their way along Highway 371 on Friday, Aug. 13, between Pequot Lakes and Brainerd as part of the Treaty People Walk for Water."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 24th 2021

    Climate activists fear this is the last chance to pass meaningful legislation


    By Ellie Silverman

    Demonstrators protesting Line 3, a proposed pipeline expansion from Canada to Wisconsin, march Monday in D.C. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

    "Gina Peltier prayed over the Mississippi River earlier this month, hoping that President Biden would step in to stop the oil pipeline that she says will threaten Minnesota lakes, wild-rice waters and treaty-protected tribal land."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 25th 2021

    Line 3 opponents descend on Minnesota Capitol to seek a stop


    By Mohamed Ibrahim | AP

    The Minnesota State Capitol building is on stolen land and now shows how beautiful our state could be with more #landback.

    "ST. PAUL, Minn. — Protesters descended upon the Minnesota State Capitol on Wednesday to rally against Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 oil pipeline as the project nears completion. The rally, part of a series of events called Treaties over Tar Sands organized by Indigenous and environmental activists, called on Gov. Tim Walz and President Joe Biden to pull permits and shut down the Line 3 replacement pipeline project. "

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 26th 2021

    State of Intimidation: Minnesota law enforcement’s in-your-face approach to ‘Treaties Not Tar Sands’ rally


    By healingmn

    Winona LaDuke speaking Wednesday (08/25/2021)

    "What’s wrong with this picture? It implies a significant and violent threat where there was none. The ‘Treaties Not Tar Sands’ rally at the Capitol Wednesday drew 1,000 to 2,000 people. It was a beautiful and powerful event. I will write more about it in the coming days. It deserves more attention. "

    Read The Entire Article Here

    August 30th 2021

    Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota becomes battleground for climate, Indigenous rights activists


    CBS News

    Sept 3rd 2021

    Police Brutality Against Water Protectors


    By A PUBLIC AFFAIR

    #STOPLINE3

    "For today’s show, Friday host Esty Dinur is joined by Jill Ferguson, a Milwaukee-based water protector who was recently arrested with violent tactics at Camp Firelight for her participation in an action protesting Enbridge’s Line 3. Jill describes the brutal way she was treated by deputy Alexander Yocum and talks with Esty about police violence against water protectors and news from the escalating climate catastrophe, including California wildfires, Hurricane Ida, and more. Jill Ferguson (aka “Badass Grandma”) is a lifelong activist who has been standing against injustice since she protested the Vietnam War as a twelve-year-old. She is on the steering committees of Peace Action of Wisconsin and 350 Milwaukee."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 3rd 2021

    Congresswomen urge Biden to stop pipeline in Minnesota visit


    By MOHAMED IBRAHIM

    Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar

    "Earlier on Friday, Indigenous activists hosted a conference call to publicize a letter from the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asking the U.S. to respond to allegations of human rights abuses against Anishinaabe people in northern Minnesota due to Line 3's construction. Winona LaDuke, executive director of the Indigenous-based environmental group Honor the Earth, said the affected tribes may sue the United States in international court if the federal government doesn't respond to the U.N. committee's letter. "What we want is an environmental impact statement and a stop on the project before this corporation gets to make a billion dollars a year of profit off the destruction of our people," she said. "We intend to continue to pursue international remedies." Also Friday, a federal judge rejected an effort by the state Department of Natural Resources to quash a novel "rights of nature" lawsuit against the pipeline. The lawsuit, which names Manoomin -- the Ojibwe word for wild rice as one of the plaintiffs, will proceed in tribal court."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 3rd 2021

    ‘The Squad’ visits Minnesota for Line 3 trip


    By Rilyn Eischens

    U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Missouri, speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis on Sept. 3, 2021 about Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline. U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota; Ayanna Pressley, D-Massachusetts; Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan; and state Sen. Mary Kunesh, DFL-New Brighton also spoke. Photo by Rilyn Eischens/Minnesota Reformer

    “Joe Biden promised to be the climate president, and this is his opportunity to follow through,” Omar said. “We’re encouraged by Biden’s boldness so far, including rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. Now we have another chance to reject this pipeline.”"

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 3rd 2021

    Rep. Ilhan Omar brings 'The Squad' to protest Line 3; Rep. Pete Stauber fights back


    Written By: Sarah Mearhoff

    U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., at a Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 news conference in Minneapolis makes a final appeal to President Joe Biden to revoke the permits for Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service

    “U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is making her final pitch to President Joe Biden to revoke the permits for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline replacement project, set to begin moving oil as soon as this year. “We are here because nearly all of Minnesota is in a state of drought. We are here because wildfires are burning in northern Minnesota. We are here because the Twin Cities just had their hottest summer on record,” Omar said Friday. “The climate crisis is happening and the last thing we need to do is allow the very criminals who created this crisis to build more fossil fuel infrastructure,” she continued."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 4th 2021

    'Your struggle is our struggle' : Progressive 'Squad' stands in solidarity with Line 3 opponents at Lake Bemidji


    By Matthew Liedke

    From left: U.S. Reps. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., walk up to a news conference on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, at Bemidji’s South Shore to urge President Joe Biden to revoke the permits for Enbridge's Line 3 oil replacement project. (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)

    “Climate change is no longer deniable," said Red Lake Tribal Secretary Samuel Strong. "Climate change is impacting us on a daily basis. You see it with the hurricanes. There was a time this summer where you couldn't see the sun, our children couldn't go outside and play. This Line 3 expansion project will create emissions the equivalent of 50 coal-fired power plants. We are asking our government to take action that will protect our children and those generations to come. Half measures will no longer do us well."

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    Sept 10th 2021

    OJIBWE TRIBE HAS ASKED A FEDERAL JUDGE TO REJECT MINNESOTA'S "MERITLESS" RESISTANCE TO AN ENBRIDGE PIPELINE-RELATED LAWSUIT


    By https://www.stopline3.org/


    “Law360 By Victoria McKenzie (September 9, 2021, 4:11 PM EDT) -- An Ojibwe tribe has asked a federal judge to reject Minnesota's "meritless" resistance to an Enbridge Pipeline-related lawsuit in tribal court, saying the state is trying to dodge tribal court jurisdiction."

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    Sept 17th 2021

    President and Army Corps of Engineers must halt Line 3


    By Samuel Strong, Whitney Gravelle, Kevin Killer and Robert Larsen

    A protest sign on display at a camp established by indigenous leaders and water protectors at the Mississippi headwaters, in Solway, Minnesota. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi

    “If the Army Corps of Engineers are serious about “conserving cultural and natural resources” and “reducing risk and protecting human health and the environment” then they must reexamine the permits for pipelines granted under the Trump administration. It’s time for the Biden administration to follow through on commitments to respect science, Indigenous communities, property rights and the climate crisis, and follow standards to make sure that new fossil fuel infrastructure has to pass a climate test. The time to act is now, and Indigenous communities, our nations, are paying for the Biden administration’s"

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    Sept 22th 2021

    Amazon's Former Security Chief Is Now Guarding the Line 3 Oil Pipeline


    By Tom Mckay

    The man heading up security for the oil transport company Enbridge, which is currently facing down an Indigenuous-led protest movement against the Line 3 pipeline, formerly helped Exxon shield its operations from demonstrations in Nigeria and oversaw global security for Amazon.

    “Some lessons that Kirby may have brought to helping Enbridge build Line 3 in Minnesota include payments to local police forces for their role in keeping protesters from interfering with construction, the Intercept wrote. Enbridge has also trained police and received invites to police intelligence meetings where the details of local activists are discussed and shared between agencies. Local agencies such as the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office have aggressively monitored social media activity by prominent activists in order to rack up evidence for charges. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission set up a special Enbridge-funded escrow account to pay for the time and equipment of local authorities protecting Line 3; according to the Intercept, Kirby assured a local sheriff that Enbridge wielded influence over who would become the public official in charge of determining reimbursements."

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    Sept 23rd 2021

    Environmental activists call on White House to halt pipeline construction


    By ABC News


    “Activists want President Biden to intervene to stop completion of the "Line 3" pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Wisconsin."
    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 23rd 2021

    To Protect Their 'Sacred Water,' Tribal Nations Take On an Oil Giant


    By Julia Rock The Daily Poster"

    "You can live without oil. You can't live without water." Climate activist and Indigenous community members gather on the river for a traditional water ceremony during a rally and march to protest the construction of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Solvay, Minnesota on June 7, 2021. KEREM YUCEL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

    “Kier has watched water levels in the river, which eventually flows into the Mississippi, fall as much as six inches in a single day as, amid a historic drought, Enbridge drained billions of gallons of water from the tributary to lay pipes under the riverbed."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 27th 2021

    What It Feels Like to Have a Pipeline Cut Through Your Town


    By Audrey Gray

    Indigenous activists protest the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline construction near the La Salle Lake State Park in Solway, Minnesota.
    KEREM YUCEL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES


    “I have nothing against the pipeline; they’ve always been good to the community,” bartender Mary Hesse said, voice rising. “My take is these protesters aren’t from here. They can go back to where they came from, and that includes Jane Fonda!”"

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Sept 30th 2021

    Oil pipeline on Native lands ramps up as Canada honors its Indigenous people


    By Latoya Abulu

    Map illustrating the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement pipeline route from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin. Image courtesy of Mongabay Maps.

  • "Construction of the Line 3 pipeline by Canadian oil giant Enbridge is in its final stages of completion, and is set to carry tar sands crude from Alberta to Wisconsin via lands that Indigenous Anishinaabe people use for hunting and harvesting.
  • There are concerns the pipeline will contribute to further spills in the distinctive wetlands and wild rice fields of the region, as the company has a long track record of “hazardous liquid incidents,” including the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history, and failing to follow environmental laws during construction.
  • Some Indigenous rights and tribal leaders view Canada’s approval and the subsequent construction of Line 3 as part of the continuing legacy of colonialism and cultural erasure, which the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on September 30, seeks to address."

    Read The Entire Article Here

    Oct 15th 2021

    Photo Essay: Indigenous Struggle Against Enbridge Lines 3 and 5


    By Toward Freedom Editor

    An illustration of the Great Lakes region, through which Enbridge Energy’s Lines 3 and 5 carrying tar sands oil flows / credit: Bill Krupinski

  • "Monday, October 12, marked Indigenous People’s Day, which kicked off a series of daily protest actions in Washington, D.C. While U.S. President Joe Biden issued a proclamation Monday affirming Indigenous sovereignty, the federal government continues to allow violations of Indigenous sovereignty, such as in the form of pipeline projects.

    For the first time since the 1970s, Indigenous people occupied the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this week in Washington. A group called People vs. Fossil Fuels stated in a press release 130 people were arrested."

    Read The Entire Article Here



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