MN350’s Pipeline Resistance Team (PRT) organizes Minnesotans to oppose Line 3, a tar sands oil pipeline proposed through the northern part of the state and across the Mississippi headwaters. By opposing the pipeline, we work to protect indigenous communities, Minnesota’s waters, and the climate, all of which are under threat from Line 3.
The urgency of climate change inspires the PRT to build a movement to stop new crude oil pipelines proposed for Minnesota. We strategically engage at hearings, organize marches and other actions, create resistance artwork, use peaceful civil disobedience, and build powerful coalitions.
Line 3 would carry several kinds of Canadian tar sands crude, a carbon intensive oil that contains up to 37% more carbon than conventional oil, giving it a far greater climate change impact. To put this in perspective: the pipeline would have the climate cost equivalent of 50 coal power plants. When tar sands spill, the heavy oil mixes with sediment and sinks to the bottom of a river or lake, making it very difficult to clean up. Enbridge has a long history of oil spills, averaging over one oil spill every week for the last 15 years.
The PRT meets at 6:30 p.m. on alternating Thursdays at the MN350 office to plan and take action. During these meetings, we share updates on current activities and issues, ask questions, make suggestions, and break out to smaller groups to focus on specific action items. For specific dates, check out the Events Calendar.
The MN350 calendar is updated often, so please be sure to check it for the latest meeting and action opportunities dates and times. There are always more opportunities than there are volunteers, so please join us in taking action as often as you can. Together, we can slow down and ultimately stop the extraction of tar sands and the building of pipelines, all while creating the livable future we desire for ourselves and generations to come.