The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Line 3 pipeline attempts to justify why the oil industry’s need to profit is greater than the need of the Anishinaabeg people to survive. These are the 10 ways the Line 3 DEIS has failed to serve tribal communities of Minnesota.
Frustrated by 4 years of bold, Indigenous-led resistance to their proposed pipelines in Minnesota, Enbridge’s most recent strategy was to try to fast-track their Line 3 project by passing laws at the state level to bypass the regulatory process. But we stopped them once again. The campaign to stop Line 3 grows stronger by the day.
On Monday, May 15, 2017, the State of Minnesota released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Enbridge's proposed new Line 3 pipeline. You can view or download the entire DEIS here. The State will hold 22 public meetings in June 2017, all over Minnesota, to gather public comment on the DEIS. Click here for the detailed schedule and read more for details.
Community members, First Nations and US Tribal members rallied together at the annual general meeting (AGM) of Enbridge Inc to demand respect of Indigenous rights, protection of water, and life. The Indigenous groups and individuals present represent a newly forming cross-border alliance to stop Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline expansion project.
Most Minnesotans don’t realize that we boast the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history.On this day, March 3, in 1991, the Line 3 pipeline ruptured near Grand Rapids, Minnesota, spilling over 1.7 million gallons of oil, much of which flowed into the Prairie River, after a negligently delayed response by the company.