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MARK RUFFALO, INDIGENOUS AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS CALL ON BIDEN AND ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS TO CANCEL LINE 3 PIPELINE

(Washington, DC) -- Today, Indigenous, environmental, and allied activists, including Mark Ruffalo, Winona LaDuke (Executive Director, Honor the Earth), Tara Houska (Founder, Giniw Collective) and Moneen Nasmith (Attorney, Earthjustice) held a press call to follow their letter sent to the Biden administration calling for an immediate stop to the Line 3 pipeline. 

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WATER PROTECTORS SHUT DOWN DRILLING UNDER THE WILLOW RIVER AND FACE ARREST

(Palisade, MN) -- 07/06/2021 -- Early Tuesday morning, dozens of water protectors standing in solidarity with Indigenous-led resistance shut down work at a Line 3 construction site by locking themselves to equipment and building several blockades on access roads. Two people surrounded by flowers locked themselves inside of a vehicle, while two others locked to drilling equipment inside the site. Most likely they will face arrest sometime today.

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

Amy Ray spoke for many of the 100 or so Indigo Girls fans and human rights activists gathered on the shore of the Haka Wakpa (Mississippi) river in northern Minnesota Monday when she said, “This is the coolest thing we’ve ever done.”

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

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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Biden’s Position on Line 3 Undoes his Climate Commitments

"On June 23, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice filed a brief that upheld a Trump Administration position on a federal lawsuit challenging a key permit for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. The filing stated that the Army Corps of Engineers’s decision to issue a permit for Line 3 had “satisfied NEPA’s [the National Environmental Policy Act] requirements by taking a hard look at the impacts of issuing the Permit and Permission and considering a reasonable range of alternatives.”"

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PROTECT THE SHELL: SHELL RIVER PADDLE & PARADE GATHERING

You are invited to come visit and stay at the rough camp (bathrooms and water onsite - regular camp fees apply to non 1855 Treaty Card holders - but some are large paid-for group sites exist), on the Shell River, across from the Shell City Ghost Town, Minnesota for several 2-3 hour paddles from the Shell City Campground landings and/or Shell City bridge, to the Crow River Tree Farm public landing in Wadena County, Minnesota on Saturday afternoon July 3rd and 4th.

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

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

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

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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Line 3 Putting Wild Rice at Risk

In the mist of a chilly October morning, Anakwad Migizi, who also uses the name Wendy Stone, pushes her family’s canoe into a tiny lake in the Crooked Creek watershed in east central Minnesota. The wild rice, or manoomin, is so tall and thick that, for a while, everything is obscured except the patch of blue sky overhead. Holding a pair of cedar knocking sticks in her hands, Stone, a Crane clan Anishinaabe writer and educator, pulls the top of the rice stalks over the boat and gently taps them to release some of the grains into the boat.

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