8 MN legislators speak out against Line 3 during Sunday visit to construction site

8 MN legislators speak out against Line 3 during Sunday visit to construction site
8 MN legislators speak out against Line 3 during Sunday visit to construction site

Newly elected legislators from Rochester, Duluth and Moorhead were among eight Minnesota lawmakers who spoke in opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Sunday near Palisade, where its construction would cross the Mississippi river. Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth led the group, along with 50 water protectors and activists, around the site, stopping at a prayer lodge she and other Indigenous leaders built recently in the line of construction. LaDuke and the legislators discussed the catastrophic climate impacts of the pipeline, the health risks of bringing in out of state pipeline workers during a pandemic, and the need to respect Native American culture and treaty rights.

MN350 decries approval of Line 3 permits as leadership failure, denial of climate reality
MN350 decries approval of Line 3 permits as leadership failure, denial of climate reality

The climate justice group MN350 today urged the Walz administration to order a halt on any construction of the Line 3 tar sands pipeline after the Pollution Control Agency approved key permits needed by Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy.

Rock the Vote Native Style hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities 
Rock the Vote Native Style hosts Indigenous Peoples’ Day events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities 

Minneapolis, MN—Monday, Oct. 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Minnesota, and Rock the Vote Native Style is observing the day by participating in community events in Bemidji and the Twin Cities: Indigenous Peoples’ Day Hosted by Rock the Vote Native Style and 7th Generation 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12 Location: Paul Bunyan & Babe, Bemidji The Native… Read more »

New report exposes the health, safety, climate and economic risks of fossil gas
New report exposes the health, safety, climate and economic risks of fossil gas

Today, the Energy We Can’t Afford campaign released The Health, Safety, Climate, and Economic Risks of Fossil Gas Extraction and Use, a new report on the dangers of fossil gas prepared by Melissa R. Partin, PhD.

MN350 response to Senate vote to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley
MN350 response to Senate vote to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley

MN350 condemns the state Senate’s decision today to fire Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley as a corrupt attempt by Big Oil to hijack governmental process to protect its interests.

MN350 response to Gov. Walz’s decision to refile state’s appeal against Line 3
MN350 response to Gov. Walz’s decision to refile state’s appeal against Line 3

MN350 applauds Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Tuesday that the state will refile its appeal of the Certificate of Need for the Line 3 pipeline.

Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, Keystone XL: Three major defeats for Big Oil. Is Line 3 next? 
Atlantic Coast, Dakota Access, Keystone XL: Three major defeats for Big Oil. Is Line 3 next? 

Canadian oil giant Enbridge Energy is likely seeing the writing on the wall for its Line 3 crude oil pipeline project in Northern Minnesota. After years of opposition from indigenous and environmental groups, three other North American pipelines were brought to a halt this week. In renewing its call to #StopLine3, as well, MN350 today pointed to similar dynamics that undercut any rationale for a pipeline that would produce the equivalent of 50 coal plants of carbon pollution.

MN350 applauds Minnesota lawsuit holding Big Oil accountable for history of lying about climate damage
MN350 applauds Minnesota lawsuit holding Big Oil accountable for history of lying about climate damage

MN350 applauds the decision of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to file a consumer fraud protection lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute for lying to the public about the damage they knew their products caused.

MN350 statement on Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd
MN350 statement on Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd

MN350 strongly condemns the brutal and callous killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and demands that the officers involved be criminally prosecuted.

Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry
Climate leaders pressure MN Chamber to put state’s people and businesses over fossil fuel industry

A group of Minnesota’s climate change and clean energy leaders are calling out the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for prioritizing the interests of the fossil fuel industry over its members and the people of Minnesota. MN350, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light and Environment Minnesota today launched a multichannel campaign to challenge the Chamber’s continued opposition to progress on climate and clean energy at the Minnesota Legislature.