5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour - MINNESOTA

5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour - MINNESOTA

After riding the existing pipeline route in Wisconsin in mid-July, we will start again and ride against the proposed Line 3 route in Minnesota.  Our ride to #StopLine3 will open in East Lake on July 23rd and conclude in Bemidji on August 10th.  

5 Ojibwe Tribes Intervene in Minnesota’s Contested Case Process for Line 3

5 Ojibwe Tribes Intervene in Minnesota’s Contested Case Process for Line 3

On Wednesday, July 12, the last of the 5 directly impacted Ojibwe tribes was given full status as an intervening party in the State of Minnesota’s contested case permit process for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 oil pipeline.  The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe now joins the White Earth, Mille Lacs, Fond du Lac, and Red Lake Bands of Ojibwe as intervening parties in the case, along with a long list of environmental groups and Enbridge partners, two farmers who live along the route, and a group of 13 young people known as the “Youth Climate Intervenors.”  

Photo by Joe Brusky

Group of 36 State Legislators Among the 3,000 Public Comments on Minnesota’s DEIS for Line 3

Group of 36 State Legislators Among the 3,000 Public Comments on Minnesota’s DEIS for Line 3

The Minnesota Department of Commerce received approximately 3000 public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Line 3, including from landowners, tribal members, organizations, businesses, City Councils, tribal governments, state agencies, federal agencies, and elected officials.  A group of 36 Minnesota legislators submitted extensive comments together, and expressed concerns about inadequacies in the DEIS sections on spill modeling, pipeline abandonment, climate change, disproportionate impacts on tribal people, treaty rights, and the No Build Alternative.

Minnesota Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein speaks after a "Dance for the Water" event in St. Paul, just before the DEIS public meeting on June 13, 2017.  Photo: Jaida Grey Eagle.  

5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour - WISCONSIN

5th Annual Love Water Not Oil Tour - WISCONSIN

This summer we are riding our horses against the current of the oil on the 5th Annual Love Water Not Oil tour. This time around, we are starting in Wisconsin, and riding up Enbridge's Line 67 which would receive the oil proposed to flow through Enbridge's new Line 3. We are fighting this every step of the way, and this month, we fight with our horses and our prayers. 

Youth Climate Intervenors Granted Full Status in Minnesota’s Line 3 Case

Youth Climate Intervenors Granted Full Status in Minnesota’s Line 3 Case

On July 5, 2017, a group of 12 fearless young people known as the “Youth Climate Intervenors” were granted full status as a formal intervening party in Minnesota's “contested case” permit process for Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline!  What does that mean?  Let us explain.

Paddle to Protect: A 250-Mile Canoe Journey To #StopLine3

Paddle to Protect: A 250-Mile Canoe Journey To #StopLine3

This August, a group of Indigenous youth fighting the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline will undertake a 250-mile canoe journey across northern Minnesota to stand for the water.  We will start where the new Line 3 would cross the headwaters of the great Mississippi River, and travel a traditional canoe route to Big Sandy Lake, where hundreds of Ojibwe were killed by the US government in 1850, and where Line 3 is proposed to cross the Mississippi again.

Grand Rapids Asks Minnesota to Remove Line 3

Grand Rapids Asks Minnesota to Remove Line 3

In a groundbreaking move, the city of Grand Rapids, Minnesota is the first to ask the state of Minnesota to require Enbridge to remove its existing Line 3 pipeline.

#StopLine3 Campaign Fends Off Minnesota Legislature

#StopLine3 Campaign Fends Off Minnesota Legislature

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.  

Water Protectors Gather at Enbridge Shareholder Meeting in Calgary to STOP LINE 3

Water Protectors Gather at Enbridge Shareholder Meeting in Calgary to STOP LINE 3

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.