Growing opposition to Line 3 as Enbridge continues to prove it’s wrong for Minnesota

Growing opposition to Line 3 as Enbridge continues to prove it’s wrong for Minnesota
Growing opposition to Line 3 as Enbridge continues to prove it’s wrong for Minnesota

This week showed more evidence of growing opposition to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline as the international conglomerate continued to prove its tar sands pipeline is wrong for Minnesota. On Monday the Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls held a free concert to support the water protectors fighting to stop the Line 3 pipeline, with Indigo Girl Amy… Read more »

MN climate groups applaud Xcel decision to drop plans for fossil gas plant
MN climate groups applaud Xcel decision to drop plans for fossil gas plant

(St. Paul, MN) — A coalition of Minnesota climate groups today applauded the announcement from Xcel Energy that it would abandon plans to build a massive fossil gas plant near Becker, MN. The decision comes after Minnesotans overwhelmingly opposed the plant in public comments submitted to the Public Utilities Commission before today’s filing deadline. The… Read more »

MN350 statement on U.S. Army Corps defense of Enbridge Line 3: “Time for Biden to lead”
MN350 statement on U.S. Army Corps defense of Enbridge Line 3: “Time for Biden to lead”

(St. Paul, MN) — Today in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to continue defending its water permit for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, MN350 issued the following statement: “Today’s decision is the Biden administration on autopilot, defending a Trump water permit for a massive tar sands pipeline that is actually indefensible,” said… Read more »

Fossil fuel interests continue delay strategy in fighting MN lawsuit
Fossil fuel interests continue delay strategy in fighting MN lawsuit

MN350 statement on today’s hearing in U.S. District Court: “Big Oil is trying to delay accountability and dodge the reckoning due” (Minneapolis, MN) — Fossil fuel interests returned to federal court today seeking a stay in a decision to remand Attorney General Keith Ellison’s lawsuit against them back to state court. Attorney General Ellison is… Read more »

NEW POLL: Majority of Minnesotans back clean energy
NEW POLL: Majority of Minnesotans back clean energy

Democrats, Independents, and Republicans all express support for cleaner energy and view transition as good for Minnesota’s economy FULL RESULTS of Climate Nexus poll sponsored by MN350 St. Paul, MN — MN350 today released a new poll showing Minnesotans’ strong support for 100% clean energy. The poll, conducted by Climate Nexus, shows support across the… Read more »

Statement on verdict in Derek Chauvin trial
Statement on verdict in Derek Chauvin trial

MN350 strongly condemns the reckless and reprehensible killing of Daunte Wright and joins thousands of horrified Minnesotans in calling for deep systemic changes to a profoundly broken and profoundly racist criminal justice system that routinely executes Black men.

MN350 statement on Brooklyn Center police killing of Daunte Wright
MN350 statement on Brooklyn Center police killing of Daunte Wright

MN350 strongly condemns the reckless and reprehensible killing of Daunte Wright and joins thousands of horrified Minnesotans in calling for deep systemic changes to a profoundly broken and profoundly racist criminal justice system that routinely executes Black men.

Down to the River
Down to the River

On Saturday I visited the site of two things.

One was a construction site – the Canadian company Enbridge is building a pipeline to carry tar-sands oil, a filthy energy-producing sludge, from it’s home in Alberta, through Minnesota and ending at Lake Superior, so that it can be shipped overseas. The construction (destruction) has leveled pristine wilderness, will cross through 200 bodies of water, and as soon as the weather warms there will be drilling under the Mississippi at two points in Minnesota to lay the pipe.

Hundreds march to Army Corps office in St. Paul, call on President Biden to revoke Line 3 permits
Hundreds march to Army Corps office in St. Paul, call on President Biden to revoke Line 3 permits

More than 500 Minnesotans who oppose Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline rallied Friday afternoon in downtown St. Paul. They gathered in Kellogg Park and marched to the nearby Army Corps of Engineers office to call on President Biden to rescind Line 3’s federal water crossing permits, which would stop construction on the pipeline in Northern Minnesota.

As Enbridge Races to Build Line 3 Pipeline, Resistance Ramps Up in the Courts and On the Ground
As Enbridge Races to Build Line 3 Pipeline, Resistance Ramps Up in the Courts and On the Ground

On January 2, 2021, during the first weekend of the New Year, dozens of water protectors gathered to demonstrate and pray along Great River Road near Palisade, Minnesota. They joined in song, protesting a controversial tar sands oil pipeline called Line 3, which is currently being constructed through northern Minnesota and traditional Anishinaabe lands. Ojibwe tribes have helped spearhead the opposition to this pipeline, alongside Indigenous and environmental groups.