"Gov. Tim Walz held on to the past even when a better, cleaner future beckoned."
"Last week President Joe Biden announced he is revoking federal permits for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which would have stretched from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska and to the Gulf of Mexico, carrying 830,000 barrels of the dirtiest type of oil per day."Read more
"Energy Transfer LP’s infamous Dakota Access oil pipeline suffered another blow Tuesday when a judge upheld a decision to scrap a key permit, threatening a system that has already been up and running for more than three years."Read more
153 leaders from across the world—from labor to climate to business to government including Honor the Earth signed this letter emboldening President Joe Biden to take bold climate action to build back better toward a new future together. A future commitment to build back better with good paying, clean-energy jobs and tackling the legacy of environmental injustice is the action that science demands.
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On January 2, 2021, during the first weekend of the New Year, dozens of water protectors gathered to demonstrate and pray along Great River Road near Palisade, Minnesota. They joined in song, protesting a controversial tar sands oil pipeline called Line 3, which is currently being constructed through northern Minnesota and traditional Anishinaabe lands. Ojibwe tribes have helped spearhead the opposition to this pipeline, alongside Indigenous and environmental groups.Read more
Breaking: New legal challenges to Line 3’s construction in northern Minnesota are being filed in state and federal courts
A Separate Joint Filing by Line 3 Opponents Will Also Challenge Second PUC Denial of Stay Request by White Earth and Red Lake Tribes
EARTHJUSTICE REQUESTS INJUNCTIONS AGAINST LINE 3 CONSTRUCTION IN FEDERAL LEGAL FILING AGAINST THE US ARMY CORPS 404 PERMIT, CITING LACK OF A FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT AND OTHER CULTURAL AND CLIMATE HARMS
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8 MN legislators speak out against Line 3 during a Sunday visit to construction site
Palisade, Minn. -- Newly elected legislators from Rochester, Duluth and Moorhead were among eight Minnesota lawmakers who spoke in opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Sunday near Palisade, where its construction would cross the Mississippi river. Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth led the group, along with 50 water protectors and activists, around the site, stopping at a prayer lodge she and other Indigenous leaders built recently in the line of construction. LaDuke and the legislators discussed the catastrophic climate impacts of the pipeline, the health risks of bringing in out of state pipeline workers during a pandemic, and the need to respect Native American culture and treaty rights.Read more