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
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.

22 protesters arrested at Enbridge pipeline construction site
22 protesters arrested at Enbridge pipeline construction site

Nearly two dozen protesters were arrested at an Enbridge Line 3 pipeline construction site in Aitkin County near the Mississippi River on Monday after they blocked equipment and refused orders to disperse, Sheriff Dan Guida said.

22 water protectors arrested as Line 3 resistance grows 
22 water protectors arrested as Line 3 resistance grows 

Palisade, MN—The movement to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline continues to expand statewide with nonviolent protests lead by indigenous community groups and their allies escalating as the project is challenged in court. On Monday December 14th,  of 22 water protectors were arrested voicing opposition to the Line 3 tar sands pipeline near the… Read more »

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.

Minnesota’s suit against Big Oil a prudent, necessary first step
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.

Environmental groups celebrate Biden victory
Environmental groups celebrate Biden victory

Biden administration could impact Line 3, clean cars initiative while changing conversation

Minnesota groups highlight financial and environmental risks of natural gas
Minnesota groups highlight financial and environmental risks of natural gas

With a billion-dollar gas-fired power plant proposal on the horizon, a new campaign in Minnesota is attempting to shift public opinion on the fuel by highlighting its ties to fracking and potential financial risks.

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 »