You have likely heard the grim news that the Line 3 pipeline is completed to the point where it can now begin operation. StopLine3.org collected statements from many of the Indigenous activists and groups who … Read more
Given the constant brutality being used against Water Protectors in Northwestern Minnesota, it seems appropriate that the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination would get involved eventually. On August 25th, the UN’s … Read more
With over 700 water protectors arrested this year and the pipeline moving into the final stages of completion, it is critical to do all we can to try to prevent this travesty from occurring. Water … Read more
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is (finally!) investigating Canadian corporation Enbridge for its 28 drilling fluid spills at 12 river crossings, totaling to more than 10,000 gallons of toxic drilling fluids along with mud. … Read more
More than 30 legislators from Minnesota’s House of Representatives and Senate released a letter demanding the state halt the Line 3 project and order Enbridge to cease drilling until more data is available about what, exactly, is being released everywhere Enbridge goes and what happens to it once it’s loose.
It’s too early to know what will come of this but the fact that actual Powers That Be are mad might be a sign that things are finally happening.
An incredible action. When we headed back to the blockade site this morning, there were still 4 people locked to the boat blocking the road into the site. A few people across the road stayed overnight to provide some support. Activists with a lot of direct action experience and skills, and those with little or none, all worked together beautifully.
Finally, after 7 years of Indigenous-led resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion (NOT replacement) project, the huge Treaty People Gathering with thousands on site broke through mainstream media silence. Media coverage helps protect people doing … Read more
On a bright sunny Friday morning, activists fighting climate catastrophe gathered in Cully Park, in the largest numbers since the pandemic struck last year. 350PDX provided bright sunflower umbrellas while newly vaccinated comrades greeted each other with hugs. On the 5-year anniversary of the Mosier train derailment, we were there to tell the media and the City of Portland to deny the Land Use Compatibility Statement that Zenith Energy needs to get an air quality permit from the Department of Environmental Quality.
Here’s what I learned in Minnesota: Pipelines are not a climate change issue. They’re an Indigenous issue with global consequences. Pipelines always run through Indigenous territories because they’re politically disenfranchised, the result of half a millennium of persecution and genocide. It’s the path of least resistance.