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
Leading up to Earth Day 2019, Extinction Rebellion PDX and other climate activists started the fight against tar sands exports from Portland—with 18 of us getting arrested on Zenith’s oil tanker train tracks. After years … Read more
By Jan Haaken, Director of Necessity We are excited to announce that we are almost finished with post-production on Necessity II: Rail, Rivers and the Thin Green Line. Continuing the story in Necessity I of the Indigenous-led … 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
By Janet Weil and Lynn Spitaleri Handlin August 13: #DefundLine3! Stop the Money Pipeline! XRPDX rebels took to the streets to challenge the banks that are irresponsibly funding fossil fuel infrastructure projects, including the Bank … Read more
Please join XR PDX and 350PDX at 10:30 Friday at the Bank of America, 3757 SE Hawthorne Blvd, with your signs and energy! We will be focusing on evil bank greenwashing, defunding fossil fuels and … Read more
If you’ve heard anything about Line 3 in the past week, it’s probably about the acceleration of brutal and inhumane treatment of Water Protectors by police. Tara Houska, who was hit multiple times by rubber … Read more
On July 12th, scores of climate justice activists turned out on Hawthorne Street to pressure Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo to stop funding tar sands pipeline projects, especially Line 3. Indigenous activists spoke at a rally prior to the march which also featured music by XR activist, Wendy Emerson.
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.