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Stop the Line 3 Oil Pipeline
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Stop the Line 3 Oil Pipeline

The State of Minnesota is holding nine public hearings in September and October on whether or not to build the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline. This is our chance to show up and speak out to protect our water, climate and communities! Please attend one of the upcoming hearings taking place near you: Hinckley (October 12) Bemidji (October 17) Duluth (October 18) Crosslake (October 25) St. Cloud (October 26) Hearings are 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00pm […]

A Reflection on the Line 3 March
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A Reflection on the Line 3 March

By Amy Felegy For a full recap of the Line 3 March and for next steps (including info on the upcoming Northern hearings), click here Amassed below the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, protesters’ cheers and cries echoed through St. Paul’s streets. Last Thursday, the Hold the Line March and Rally to Stop Line 3 brought people together from across the state to stand against Enbridge’s proposed pipeline. “Protect,” “Respect,” and “Honor” were among […]

Bus From MN to Nebraska to Give KXL the Boot!
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Bus From MN to Nebraska to Give KXL the Boot!

On August 6th, pipeline fighters from all across the country will meet in Lincoln, Nebraska for the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot!

Line 3 – A Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline!
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Line 3 – A Proposed Tar Sands Pipeline!

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is hosting 22 public meetings from June 6-22 on the potential environmental and cultural impacts of Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline that the company wants to build through the Mississippi headwaters. This is our first ever opportunity to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement for a crude oil pipeline in our state! Come to a public meeting and speak out – it is very important that we make […]

Pack the PUC to Resist the Line 3 Pipeline!
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Pack the PUC to Resist the Line 3 Pipeline!

Join MN350, the Sierra Club North Star Chapter, and others at the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, May 18! We need to pack the room so that we’re showing at every possible opportunity how many Minnestans oppose the controversial Line 3 tar sands pipeline proposal. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a debrief and next steps conversation at Golden’s Lowertown. This is a regular PUC meeting. Citizens will not be allowed to speak — the important thing is to […]

Line 3: Comment & Come to Hearings; Recap of Hold the Line Rally & March
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Line 3: Comment & Come to Hearings; Recap of Hold the Line Rally & March

On September 28, the day of the most important public hearing in St. Paul to decide the fate of the Line 3 pipeline, we the people stood together and marched to #StopLine3,  protect our climate and defend our communities. What’s Next?  Submit a comment to publicadvisor.puc@state.mn.us, Scott Ek, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, 121 7th Place East, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55101 or online   (Please include the Commission’s Docket Numbers and OAH Docket Numbers in the subject […]

Join us @ State Dept Pipeline Meeting in Bemidji
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Join us @ State Dept Pipeline Meeting in Bemidji

On March 7th, the U.S. State Department will hold the only public meeting in the country on an international tar sands pipeline expansion — the U.S./Canada border crossing needed to serve Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 — which would increase the flow of the world’s dirtiest oil across the Mississippi River and through the tribal territory and wild rice beds of northern Minnesota. This important public meeting will be in Bemidji. MN. Immediately beforehand, community members […]

Victory! Sandpiper pipeline will not threaten Minnesota’s water, climate
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Victory! Sandpiper pipeline will not threaten Minnesota’s water, climate

Now citizen and tribal members’ concern shifts to other pipelines Sign the petition to tell Governor Dayton no new pipelines, instead 100% renewables!  Minneapolis, MN, 9/2/16 – Minnesota citizens and Tribal Nations are celebrating the announcement that Enbridge is shelving its Sandpiper pipeline project for the foreseeable future.  The project had been delayed by several years and the pipeline company formally announced on September 1st that it will stop seeking permits for the line that would have carried […]

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Ask Obama to take action on the Dakota Access Pipeline

The issue: The US Army Corps of Engineers is using a fast track permitting process, called Nationwide Permit 12, intended for small projects like water buoys and boat ramps with minimal impact, on this pipeline. The Corps is inappropriately segmenting the pipeline into each water and wetland crossing (there are over 200) and then simply approving each individually, ignoring federal environmental law requiring thorough review of cumulative impacts. They’re also issuing these permits without the […]

Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report
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Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report

Minneapolis, MN – A new report compiled by national and regional environmental and Tribal groups exposes the serious threat Enbridge Inc., the Canadian oil pipeline goliath, poses to the Great Lakes region. READ THE REPORT HERE: Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report Released today, the report highlights the various tar sands projects Enbridge operates across the Great Lakes region and the devastating impact it has had on communities and will continue to have if Enbridge is permitted to continue its scheme […]