Water is life. Water is one of the most abundant substances on our planet, yet it’s still a resource not fully protected, accessible, or valued in our society. As humans, we’re composed of up to 60% water, yet we lack respect for our bodies when we support oil, gas, and coal that infect our water… Read more »
It’s not often that Gen Z and Boomers are on the same team. Yet, Minnesota youth are joining pension holders to demand that the state divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. Pension holders are asking the state to restructure investments in its pension fund, moving money out of the fossil fuel industry and reinvesting… Read more »
“Take to the streets! Show them what democracy looks like! Love water! Not oil!” We’re entering a digital era where this activist lingo is likely to be heard on social media, during a virtual protest, or in this case, in a blog by an activist. In light of this historical and devastating pandemic, activism has… Read more »
On September 28th in Duluth, 1,200 of us came together for a really amazing event: the Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3. I’m writing to share a few memories of this day and what comes next. Even if you weren’t able to join us in Duluth, I hope you can join the March on… Read more »
“For centuries the Chippewa have hunted, fished, and gathered wild foods. These activities . . . remain in a very real sense central to the culture and identity of the Chippewa.“ — Mark D. Slonim, attorney for Mille Lacs, during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court (Minnesota v. Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa Indians),… Read more »
JPMorgan Chase was our target, the largest Wall Street financier of dirty fossil fuels, and our goal was twofold: continue to strengthen and expand our social justice community while demanding that Chase Bank and its shareholders divest from all tar sands projects including Line 3.
During spring and summer 2020, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be reviewing an application for an important water quality permit that the Enbridge pipeline company needs to build the Line 3 tar sands crude oil pipeline. The MPCA is a state agency responsible for protecting clean air and water in Minnesota. It will be… Read more »